We realise that with the demands of today’s busy lifestyle individuals are finding it increasingly difficult to meet new people and therefore believe online dating is one of the most convenient and modern ways to overcome this barrier. To ensure that you have a successful and enjoyable online dating experience we have compiled some useful tips to get you started.
Create a Great Profile
This is your opportunity to really express who you are and what you are looking for in a potential partner. The more information you can complete the better your chances are of attracting some-one who has similar interests, beliefs and outlook on life as you do.
Make your profile interesting to read, most people want to read about you in your own words, so ensure you fill this section out as much as you can highlighting your best characteristics. If you find this difficult, why not get a friend to help you out and tell you a bit about yourself and what they like about you the most before you write it. The best bit about your IndianD8 profile is that you get to add your moto in life, this is the first thing people see when viewing your profile… so make it a good one!
Add a Great Photo
It has been proven that a profile with pictures is viewed more so than those without, therefore if you are serious about meeting some-one then what are you waiting for add a photo or two. Remember a picture tells a thousand words, make sure you add a photo that shows the real you and shows you to your full potential, first impressions count.
Here’s a few stats we’ve collated from our weekly poll of members:
1) Are you more likely to look at a profile with a photo?
91% said Yes
4% said No
The rest said it doesn’t matter.
So, if you don’t want to miss out on meeting the one; just upload a single photo. It is more likely to get your profile viewed by a potential match.
2) Does a poor quality photo put you off a member?
81% said Yes
2% said No
The rest said it doesn’t matter
Ensure you have a good quality shot, that highlights your best features, especially your smile, people are more likely to be attracted towards a smiling face!
3) If a member has more than 1 photo how likely are you to contact them?
46% Very Likely
The rest said is doesn’t matter
Upload a few photos of yourself so that the person viewing your profile can get a good idea of what you look like… as the results show they are more likely to contact you!
The key to successfully meeting some-one online is to stay proactive, sitting back and resting on your laurels will not get people emailing you unless you look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. If you really like some-one make the first move, you have nothing to lose and you could potentially have met the person of your dreams.
Making the first move can always seem daunting, and even though you’re not face-to-face you can still feel a little nervous… that’s why we say “wave” at them, this shows you’re interested but maybe a little too shy to send an email, when they wave back you know that they are interested in hearing from you, therefore helping you get over the nerves of making contact.
Remember to Stay Safe.
Your safety is paramount and the following are just some points that will help you stay safe online and when meeting dates:
Avoid giving any personal information including phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses to another user until you feel safe to do so.
Never ever provide anyone with your financial information.
If you arrange to meet some-one you met online, always arrange to meet them in a public place and tell a family member or friend where you are going.
Never get picked up from home on a first meeting, if possible take your own car, that way you have a way of getting home after the date safely.
Most of all remember to have fun and enjoy meeting new people through online dating, you may meet the person of your dreams, or make a few friends along the way, but what ever you do have a good time doing it!
The IndianD8.com Team
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