Use of internet has led to increased interaction among people all over the world. One of the highest used services in the world today is online or internet dating. It allows contact between individuals or couples over the internet and aims at establishing romantic relationships. Online dating is not only used to find spouses or couples but also friends.
Engaging in online dating is very simple. It only involves identifying a dating site, signing up to it, updating your profile, stating the qualities you are looking for and submitting the information. You will then receive proposals of people who match your specifications. Online dating can sometimes be scary and pressuring. This is because one puts himself or herself in the risk of rejection as they expose their profile to millions of people in the hope of finding a partner.
While engaging in online dating, there are three main points that should be observed. These are your profile, photo and the strategy you use. To begin with your profile should entirely be based on positive aspects that you desire in your prospective partner. Avoid writing your dislikes or qualities that you loathe in a person as these may repel them.
Be careful about the first impression you give with the photo you post on your profile. Some people miss the point by outlining a very good profile then have a bad and unappealing photo. Avoid posting a photo of you together with family or friends but rather have a photo of yourself alone. Sometimes your prospective partner may even end up being attracted to your friend instead of you. In additions, photos taken with an opposite sexes may leave one wondering if they are an ex or just a friend.
When you find someone, make a move and send them an email. Don’t wait for them to start looking for you as you know what you want, – therefore go for it. Online dating can be associated with several benefits. It allows you to know someone better in terms of their likes, hobbies, personalities and other aspects which in other cases one would find out after a couple of dates. It also safeguards one’s identity as the internet allows you to choose what to or not to reveal about yourself.
Online dating is quite useful to shy people who find it difficult to maintain face to face conversations with the opposite sex. One will find emails and telephone calls much more comfortable. Online dating also has some shortcomings. People tend to pretend and hide their real self online, hence becoming a rude shock to the other person when they decide to meet.
Some people also tend to give inaccurate information about their marital status, age, occupation or education whereas others lie about the same. Other people also post photos which are not up to date where people look different from the way they are currently. It is worth trying out to find a companion online but one should watch out for the risks that come with it.