*This is a collaborative post.
When it comes to online dating, it can occasionally be a minefield, but for the majority of occasions, it can be so much fun. There are hundreds, no thousands, wait, scrap that, hundreds of thousands of people online looking of their next date and you could even meet the love of your life with your next swipe which is totally crazy right?
Online dating is one of the best ways to meet your next suitor as it’s far less pressure than approaching someone in a bar, more up to date that a lonely hearts ad in your local paper and is something you can do on your commute into work. But you need to remember, you totally get out what you put into it; don’t rush, read profiles and make sure you’re in the right headspace before starting your online dating journey.
But before you embark into the world of free dating online, there are a few tips that you should take on board.
Chose your Photos
Before you embark on the world of online dating, you need to put in some thought into what photos you are going to use as we all know that’s the first thing that people are going to look at.
Photos with good, natural lighting with just yourself in are best for your dating profile as we all hate trying to pick which one you are from a group photo, am I right?
Work on Your Profile
Before you jump into the deep end and get your profile online, maybe do a little work on how you want to come across. Work on your best qualities, because we all know how tough it can be to think of the good stuff when you’re under pressure!
Learn to Love Yourself
The biggest tip I have before signing up to a dating site like Match Me Happy is to learn to love yourself first. They say ‘The more you love yourself, the more you can give to the others, and the more love you’ll attract from others’ which is 100% why you need to make sure you’re happy with yourself first.
By working on loving yourself first, if a relationship doesn’t work out quite how you planned, you’re not left there questioning your own self-worth. Or even worse, if it leaves you feeling like you’re not worthy of being loved by someone else, you know that you fully well are!
No one likes a liar, do we? So be honest about your height, your job, your salary (if you’re that open)… you know the things that people often over-inflate online. We all know someone that has been on a date with a guy that’s 5ft 11, and he turns up at a slightly smaller 5ft 8 which is a bit of an issue if you’re a taller girl that likes to be taller than the man they date. It may be a deal-breaker for some people and you may have just missed out on someone really special!
What’s your top tip for before signing up to online dating?