16. February 2016 · Comments Off on Online Dating Safety and Profile Tips · Categories: Society

If you follow the online dating tips in this article, you’ll dramatically improve your chances of experiencing success and staying safe.

Here are your tips for creating a good profile, sending good emails, and staying safe.

#1 Join the right dating website.

There are hundreds of dating sites to fit different interests, lifestyles, and preferences.

For example, there are “hook-up” sites like AdultFriendFinder.com and Fling.com.

There are matchmaking, relationship-oriented sites such as Match.com and eHarmony.com.

There are sites for single parents, people who love animals, vegetarians, and on and on.

#2 Spice up your online dating profile.

What are your hobbies? Your passions? What things interest you the most?

These are some of the questions you want to answer in your online dating profile.

Try using as few words as possible. Nobody reads a super long profile (unless it’s extremely interesting).

Give a few details…

Do you love to travel? If so, would you rather go skiing in Colorado or lay in a hammock near a beach in Maui?

Are you an avid reader? Great. What kind of books do you read and whose your favorite author?

How do you spend your free time?

Another key question you need to answer is…

#3 What do you want from a dating site?

Make yourself clear.

If you want hook ups, you don’t want marriage seekers contacting you.

If you want a love relationship, you don’t want to hear from booty call seekers.

Be clear about what you do and don’t want.

#4 Post recent pictures.

Don’t post pictures that are older than 1 or 2 years.

You should look the same in person as you do in your pictures.

#5 Always be honest.

If you start to really connect with someone, you will lose trust when he or she learns that you lied about your work or finances or other stuff.

#6 Send personal messages.

“Hi. I like your profile and I think you’re cute.”

You won’t get many replies sending bland messages like that.

Say something catchy in the headline.

“We have a few things in common.” He or she will read your message to find out what you mean.

Highlight mutual interests and ask 1 or 2 questions.

“You said you like to travel. What’s your dream vacation?”

He or she will be impressed knowing that you actually read their profile.

#7 Always think safety.

1. Don’t give out your full name or house phone number. Don’t give out information that can be used to obtain private information.

2. Watch for those red flags.

People with bad intentions usually give themselves away, but it’s up to you to see the red flags.

3. Always meet in public places at first.

No matter how trustworthy he seems to be, this is a rule you should not break.

No ifs, ands or buts.

4. Let friends or family know who you’re meeting and exactly where the two of you are going.

#8 Notice signs that say he’s married or in a relationship.

1. If he won’t post a picture, he may be worried about getting caught.

2. If he’s vague about his private life, he probably has something to hide. Like a wife?

3. If you can only talk to him at very specific times, that’s a potential warning sign.

4. You text back and forth, but he hardly talks on the phone.

Maybe the wife or girlfriend is in a nearby room?

5. It’s been weeks, but you’ve never been invited to his house.

This one’s a dead giveaway.

#9 Don’t aim to impress.

Just be yourself. Don’t front to try to impress anyone. If someone doesn’t like you for you, to hell with them.:-)

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