If you’re single, you may not be for long! Sunday, January 6, the first Sunday after the new year is dubbed Dating Sunday. More people start conversations on online dating apps on this Sunday than on any other day of the year! Before you start swiping, make sure you’re ready with these online dating tips!
Set Up Your Dating Profile Correctly
This is obviously your first impression so don’t leave your potential suitor hanging! First, fill out all the questions – even the stupid ones! And make sure you take every question seriously, snarkiness and sarcasm don’t easily translate to the written word, especially when the reader doesn’t know your sense of humor! Show your face and your body – as it really looks! No one likes a bait and switch. If you’ve got grey, don’t hide it. Need to lose a few pounds, that’s ok too! Pick photos that show you doing what you love, even if it’s curled up reading a book, and your natural personality will shine through!
Make Yourself Accessible – but not Easy
People looking at your dating profile want to start a conversation with you, but just like IRL, that’s not always easy! So help them out with some conversation starters. Add some questions to the bottom of your profile that you want to answer – what’s my favorite time of the year? What’s my best Christmas memory? Where do I dream of going on vacation? These questions will help begin a dialogue and also give the reader a better glimpse into your personality.
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Cheesy
What’s wonderful about online dating is you can be your weird, wonderful self! Don’t be shy about letting your freak flag fly! If you’re obsessed with unicorns, let them know! Do you have a little OCD? Own it! These traits are part of what make you, you! Your quirks are going to come out eventually anyhow, it’s better to show your cards up front! And don’t be shy about asking for romance – that human connection is the main reason people are looking for love online.