Are you reluctant to online dating? I testify like myself. I visited Tinder as a virtual showcase to see what is available on the market, but also as a documentary tool for a new novel. But we live times when you (or your friend) are more likely than ever to find the love of your life on a dating application.
According to a Pew study in 2016, 5% of marriages and couple relationships resulted from online meetings. According to Consumer Reports last year, 44% of the subjects found half by using online dating. It is possible to find your right partner online but it takes a bit of effort. Here are five steps that will help you:
1. Be aware of what you want
If you are looking for a long-term relationship, use sites and applications that make it easier. Because I remembered Tinder earlier, in the United States it works as an application for occasional dating and sex. That does not mean you can not find your half on Tinder. I personally know such a case.
2. Be honest
The most important advice for a successful meeting is to be honest in your profile and in your online interactions. There are two things you need to tell the truth about. The first is who you are, second, what kind of relationship you want. When you are honest, people looking for what they offer will find you and will not be disappointed when you meet.
3. Search smartly
Many dating sites and apps allow you to look at certain parameters – age, city, type of relationship you are looking for, level of education, hobbies, religion. The best approach is choosing three to five criteria that are important to you and using them to narrow your search. After removing people who do not match your waiting list, study the remaining profiles to see who looks attractive and interesting to you.
4. Do not give up easily
If you are looking for a long-term partner, you should expect to have at least one or two appointments with 15 to 25 men before finding the right person. Most of you will meet will not be a wonderful pair. Therefore, you must continue to try until the right person appears.
5. Stay positive
Many women go to a few meetings that do not work well and decide that there is something wrong with them. I think other men will not like it and give up looking for it. Things are not like that. Plus, every bag has its stain. Somewhere is yours.