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Online dating tips

First impressions

If you were going out to a bar or restaurant in anticipation of meeting someone, you would dress well, have your hair just right, and smell great, all as a way of making a good first impression.

The same goes for online dating. Start with your profile; be honest, fun, and always check your spelling and grammar. Make sure your profile provides the type of information to intrigue which gives the opportunity for others to ask questions.

Photos

Make sure you post photos with your profile and choose several that show your fun side. The key is to make the person looking at your profile smile!

Flirting

Can you flirt online? Absolutely you can.

It’s all in the way that you compose your messages. Divulge something interesting about yourself or what you did recently but leave out the details which will invite more questions back.

Take your time

We recommend that you use our private messaging area to safely make contact and take your time to ensure that a person is trustworthy.

Establish a good relationship online before exchanging contact details or arranging to meet in person.

Chat on the phone

A phone conversation can reveal much about a person's communication and social skills. However, only give your contact details when you feel completely comfortable.

Meet when you are ready

The beauty of online dating is that you can collect information gradually, choosing whether to pursue the relationship. You are never obligated to meet anyone, regardless of your level of online intimacy.

If and when you decide to meet, always tell a friend where you are going. Arrange to meet in a busy public place and take your own transportation to and from the venue.

Keep your options open

You may receive a message from someone that does not capture your attention right away. However, before you discount that individual, take a minute to read their profile. After all, this person might make an excellent friend.


Posted 1 September 2015