Enticed by the idea of online dating? Have you recently installed that popular match-making app on your device?
Way to go! You now have access to 33.9 million active users! Overwhelming? That may be an understatement.
But, isn’t all the effort worth it, considering “finding love” is on your bucket list for 2020?
Often, people tend to feel dissatisfied with these apps completely neglecting the possibility that it might have something to do with them.
Word of advice: Avoid such mistakes, stand out from the crowd, and let finding love be less challenging for you.
It’s easy to set sail on the same boat as everyone else. But remember, doing this will add to the existing ocean of people, and nothing shall make you set apart from the rest.
There’s no rocket science involved in it.
The key is to ensure that your profile exhibits your true self. If you are someone who prefers beach vacation over mountain vacation, mention it.
Tell if you are someone who would rather Netflix and chill on a Friday night than go out and party at a club.
Or, if you are a book lover, mention that. And, the type of books you read too.
These small details are the ones that distinguish you from others so let your profile speak that to the rest.
Not caring too much about the pictures you upload
Pictures matter THE MOST on a dating app.
It is the only way to draw the attention of the opposite gender and showcase who you are. Whether you’re fun-loving, innocent, or more of the adventurous kind, your pictures shall do the talking.
So, go ahead and upload a bunch of them. One that gives a clear view of your face, preferably a selfie or some close-up, a full body picture, one that exudes your best traits, and a candid one too. These are the kinds that make people swipe RIGHT!
P.S. Group photos are a big NO. Simply because it is your profile and dating apps are a platform to tell who YOU are and what YOU are into.
Not being original
Today, dating apps and their functionalities have made things a lot easier for the people. For instance, Bumble, the popular dating app, comes with a set of fun and interesting questions to help girls make the first move and break the ice.
But, let’s not forget that these are all very generic. And, the other person is too aware of them.
Instead of sending that across, why not find something unique in their profile and get the conversation going with it?
We bet, this will give an excellent first impression of yours on the other person.
Trying to act cool unnecessarily
Do not be THAT person who tries to act cool either through an incomplete profile or simply asking the other person to ask questions whatever he/she feels.
This shows your lack of interest in the person and is a significant turn off too.
Pretending to be busy or being so
Well, if you are pretending to be busy, we suggest GIVE UP this practice right now!
On the other hand, if you are busy, then it is not a good time to start a conversation with someone. Only if you are not caught up in piles of work and can make time for a great discussion online and in person, go ahead.
Get to the point directly
No, we don’t mean to not flirt a bit now and then.
All we want you is to make sure that the other person is not getting any wrong signals. Be clear of your thoughts and convey them to the other person. There should not be any ambiguity regarding your expectations.
It’s not a bad deal to let the other person know if you’re looking for your true love or want to catch up with people casually.
Online dating is so much more than showing up dressed in your best black shirt/top, cologne, tactical pants or jeans and boots. And we hope that we already made it clear.
Pro Tip: Don’t set your expectations too high from a person. Chances are he/she might not be the one you’re looking. Just follow these tips, don’t stress at all and put yourself out there to the world.
We hope you find your true love and check this off your 2020 bucket list. Happy dating!