Tips to Improve Awkward Online Dating
You met someone you really like. In your mind you can see the two of you together, a hot first date and a developing happy relationship. But when you want to ask for a first date, decide what to wear, what to say and where to go it is all very awkward and eventually unsuccessful. Here are some tips to improve awkward online dating and subsequent meetings face to face. Here is some advice published on Business Insider for business geeks who know how to make money but not how to date online successfully. Here are their thoughts about how to be less awkward at online dating.
If you’re thinking about joining a dating site in the near future, and if you’re somewhat terrified by the prospect of wading through thousands of nearby matches in the hopes of finding someone decent (who thinks you’re decent, too), we’ve got you covered.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most practical online-dating advice we’ve published in the last year. Read on to learn the tricks of the trade – and the biggest mistakes to avoid.
Some of the tips, although useful and effective, are rather simple. For example, the photo you post of yourself on the online dating site should be expansive and not contracted. Don’t post a photo of you all scrunched up with your arms crossed but rather with you doing something and having your arms extended. The other photo tip is not to cover your face even with sunglasses or the brim of a hat. The most important tip is never to post a selfie! Doing so drops your odds of success by about 40%.
Priming the Pump for the First Conversation
Another good tip is to include a question for your prospective friend when you write your own profile. Doing this improves the odds of someone contacting you after reading your profile because you gave them something to talk about! And remember to be a good listener when dating online or face to face. Everyone likes to talk about themselves and you will quickly make a friend if you politely listen to what they have to say.
Be the First to Make Contact
This is especially true for women who tend to hold back waiting for the man to make the first move. It turns out that women are more than two times more likely to get a response to their message than men are. And, because women tend to send messages to more attractive men they tend to get connected to more attractive men than if they wait to be contacted!
Doing Your Homework Is Important
If you try to meet someone in a social situation you can dress up to make a great first impression. You think of something witty to say after listening to the conversation for a bit. You can look for cues to decide if this person is interested in you. But when you date online you need to create an attractive and interest picture of yourself to get attention. So, take time to create your profile. Check it over to make certain that it is interesting and that it is you. And fix any spelling and grammar errors. Errors in grammar and spelling immediately reduce your odds of success in online dating.