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How to be Successful at Online Dating
With such a fast-paced world, dating has been set to the next level. But no matter how quick you convert chats and private messaging into real life dates, online relationships can absolutely turn into something steady and serious.
If you are ready to plunge into the world of online dating, here are some tips to make you successful in your feat:
Work on Your Profile
If someone were looking for a date online, whether through chat or MySpace, your profile would be the first thing that he or she would check out. Avoid writing about negative things in your profile – a positive aura always attracts people in a good way. Be creative and clever in creating your profile. Also, try to comparing yourself with someone famous or a movie character so as to paint a picture of your personality.
Try to post your best picture. Posting pictures of cartoon characters or celebrities instead of your own can give the impression that you are trying to be someone that you are not.
Don’t Rush Things
Don’t arrange for a meet-up right away. Take time to get to know your would-be date either on chat or through private messaging (a week or so would do). If you can, get his/her cellphone number so that you can call or text them whenever either of you goes offline. Your previous conversations with them can make things easier when you decide to go out on a real date.
There are some people that you share a good first conversation with. The key to honing an online relationship is constant communication. See to it that you send a message to your someone on a regular basis. Remember that there are probably hundreds of other people that he/she is chatting with, so make a move to let him/her know you’re still interested!
Although dating in the online world is in such a hurried state, you should not be. Take time to get to know a person and share something about yourself as well. If you both hit it off on the internet, chances are you may be compatible offline as well. Now that’s something to look forward to.
About the Author: Ron Zvagelsky has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2006. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PlanJam – an interactive website offering dating advice and helping you plan a date.