Online dating is undoubtedly one of the easiest and most convenient ways to meet someone today. You simply sign up in any of the many online dating websites create your user account and profile, and you will be good to go. The process is naturally fun and engaging, but for starters, it can be bumpy, not knowing how to approach people, how to ensure your personal identity is secured, etc. Here are some online dating tips and advice to get you started.
Never disclose your private identification early on when you start corresponding. You shouldn’t even post your real identity on your profile. Such things as home address, personal email, your last name, work address etc should be kept a secret, at least for the time being.
Don’t use your normal email address; you might want to create a new one, one that does not show your real names. This way, you will have some privacy and will ensure your personal and business correspondences are separate. Keeping in mind that you may receive hundreds of emails daily, you will for sure appreciate such organization.
Don’t respond to emails on the same day lest you appear very desperate. Take your sweet time, a 2-3 day wait is perfect to hone their appetite and grow their curiosity as they start to imagine what you will say and how you will react. Note that you are not trying to be rude, rather, you are simply trying not to be desperate and needy.
Be very honest about yourself in your email correspondence and ads. This is because when you lie, you will only attract individuals who aren’t your taste, and once they fall in love with the ‘other you’, and then a relationship ensues, you will be faced with that daunting task of explaining to them that you are really not who they think you are.
When chatting or talking to someone you met online, you should watch out for tell-tale signs that the other party is somewhat ‘a little nuts’. Things to look out for include someone being controlling or pressuring, having flashes of temper, having demeaning and inconsiderate remarks, rude, inconsistent facts about employment, hobbies, age etc, dodging to give straightforward answers.
If you decide to hook up with an online date, it is always advisable you hook up in a public place and let a friend or relative know where you will be. For a first date, coffee or lunch will suffice, instead of dinner.
While online dating is convenient and fun, you have to be very careful because there are all sorts of people out there in the virtual world. Just follow the above advice and you will be safe in your search for a lover or potential life partner.