These days, digital technology is utilized for almost anything. From shopping, studying, seeking a psychologist to talk with, and even to finding a date. It’s been years since online dating became popular, and I bet that just like me, there came the point in your life when you’ve tried it too!
One fact about finding a date online is that it may not work for some, but for others it does. But if you think about it, so does the normal type of dating, right? It doesn’t work for everybody. So why not try it out and perhaps tweak some stuff on your online profile. Let’s see if things are going to go your way when you make your second, third, or nth attempt!
Being truthful is probably one of the most vital things that you want to do. Don’t over or even under-describe yourself on your profile. A lot of people can distinguish a liar from someone who’s not. Hiding what you have materially for personal reasons can make a pass, but lying about the life you’ve had and what you are now is a no-no. Eventually, your inconsistencies will get the better of you. Just be truthful about who you are from the very beginning.
Make It Short But Sweet
Don’t write a very long and over-descriptive profile. Whoever it is that likes your photo and plans to know more about you must do so at first glance. If you wrote a personal description that’s 1000 words or more, most online visitors will surely just pass on you without bothering to finish reading. To them, you were just another probable candidate who didn’t make it to their list. So keep in mind that short, sweet, and concise is the way to go for written descriptions. They’ll be more interested and curious to discover more about who you are.
All types of people, even the unauthentic ones, are undeniably attracted to individuals who know how to be original. Of course, we all want someone who is not fond of imitating other people, right? You will always have something to say without following other people’s posts. For example, just because it’s popular, you don’t have to write ‘life is a box of chocolates.’ It’s okay to write ‘working my ass off because I’m a go-getter.’ Say what you want and how you feel. It’s true; it’s catchy and very effective.
Choose Sociable And Relatable Hobbies
Let’s face it. Anyone who joins a social network wants to socialize or else why would he be there? If someone tells you they’re not there for socialization purposes, then mark an X on your mental list. He’s not being truthful. Additionally, when you’re writing down your hobbies, choose those that are associated with socializing, like traveling and making new friends or watching movies, not playing spirit of the glass or having me time with the devil, or else online dating will most likely not work for you.
Take Time To Edit
Typos or incorrect grammar and tense choices may be a turnoff for someone who is a book or movie lover. And besides, it would be sad to think that your childhood crush may have been interested in you if not for the typo you didn’t get to correct. I know this may sound exaggerating but in reality, there are people who just so challenging to impress. So only because you don’t want to have regrets, remember to edit before finally posting your online profile.
Don’t Be Vague
Being vague about yourself online may reflect negatively on your personality. Be someone precise and vivid even in the things that you like. For instance, don’t say ‘I like chilling’ or ‘I love the outdoors.’ Why don’t you say ‘I love rock climbing and hiking’ or ‘I am a beach lover?’ Be more specific so that your online viewers will know whether or not they will pursue you.
Update And Stay In The Game
It is important to keep your online viewers updated of your profile. If you took a recent photo that’s way better than what you posted, then go ahead and change it. It’s okay as long as you don’t sound narcissistic and post a full update about how awesome you look. Also, it would be nice if you update your hobbies and interests. That way, you want to do something new every once in a while.
Reply As Soon As You Can
Lastly, I cannot stress this enough. If you’re really into finding someone for real online, then please reply as soon as possible. Check your account every day for new viewers and new messages. Show them that you’re not just visible because everybody else is. Be online regularly, so others will know that you care and you deserve a chance. Good luck!