How Are You Feeling Today?
The completion of an online dating profile should be done in the right
frame of mind. If you are feeling blue or perhaps lonely, or even not so positive the day you fill out your profile, it will
come across that way. Choose a day when you feel happy and positive about your life, then sit down beforehand, grab a piece
of paper and a pen and write down your interests, hobbies and your best points and traits. If you make a draft copy beforehand,
you will find there are just so many wonderful things about ‘you’ that you want to share with others, you won’t
have space in your profile when you come to filling it in!
Be Honest with Yourself–and Others
Make sure you are honest when writing your profile. Good relationships
are based on trust and honesty. If you are serious about online dating and are hoping it will lead to a meeting, you need
to describe yourself and your personality accurately. There may be some parts of your identity that you wish to remain inconspicuous,
but when it comes to appearance, you should describe yourself truthfully. After all, you never know when the person of your
dreams will want to meet up with you! If describing your appearance is not your thing and you feel uncomfortable, just add
and photo of yourself.
When attaching a photo to your profile, there are a few key things to consider.
The photo you select should portray you accurately. This means not posting the one of you two years ago when you were out
at a friends 21st and looked fantastic but had just ‘10 too many’ drink. Is that a true representation of you?
For the best results, have another person take the picture for you. This
will allow them to get the best possible effects from light, angle and positioning. If you enjoy the outdoors, have a friend
take a picture of you in your beautiful garden with a fresh flower pinned behind your ear. If you prefer the beach, have them
take it of you under a shady palm with a huge smile!
It important to appear naturel in your pictures. Dress modestly, or how
you would when you were going out on a casual date. The aim is to appear naturel, yet groomed, so smile, sit up straight and
be positive! This will shine out to the other person – Gorgeous!
Getting to Know Someone
When you are first starting out with online dating, it can be daunting.
The most important thing to remember to is remain truthful to yourself. If you get a negative feeling about a particular person,
go with it. If you feel an attachment of friendship forming, see where it leads you. You must remember there is no rush or
pressures to meet, fall for or even become good friends with a person, so go at your own pace. Generally, people like an honest,
friendly and warm person who is fun to be with. Each individual has their own definition of these traits; it is just a matter
of finding someone who is compatible with you.
A good way to let someone you have been seeing online know how you feel
about them is to send them an e-card or poem, according to their personal taste. I can be short and sweet, lusty or romantic;
whatever you feel is appropriate and will be warmly welcome. Don’t try and overwhelm another person. People do not appreciate
this and will find themselves wanting to distance from you. If you are strongly connected to an online partner, feel free
to send them flowers or a small gift.