Sometimes dating can be harder than we want it to be. After numerous dinners and walks in the park, you may be tempted to give up the idea of finding your perfect partner. But when dating is done right, you will be astonished how simple and wonderful it can be. In this infographic Meetville.com has collected all the essential tips to make dating life easier and more enjoyable.
Online dating profile is a powerful tool for finding your love and soulmate. Every inch of the place available there should be used wisely so you could attract the right people to it. Another important thing here is that you should not only create the best profile ever, but be psychologically ready to meet new people.
Break-ups are always stressful but diving headfirst into new relationships may not be the best way out. Ronnie Ann Ryan, dating coach, considers that: “The end of a relationship is a loss that needs to be acknowledged. If you act like it’s no big deal, you run the risk of burying your feelings which is never a good thing. You’ll feel so much better if you go through the stages of grief and let it go, rather than stuffing it down and pretending it doesn’t matter. I realize it isn’t fun, but there’s really only one way through, and that is to feel the grief before moving on.” There should be some time for you to get over it and analyze the mistakes. Ronnie Ann Ryan goes on: “If you rush into a new relationship without reflecting on what happened in your previous one, you risk repeating the same mistakes. Learn from your situation, think about what worked and what didn’t so you can move forward in a healthier way.”
As soon as you’re ready to enter the online dating world, the first thing to do is to choose a nice profile picture. For some people looks may not be the top priority when it comes to choosing a partner, but still it’s included in the list. That’s why it’s important to choose a profile photo wisely. Erika Ettin, dating coach, suggests: “Put your best pictures out there — as long as they are accurate. Two great photos win over four or more mediocre photos any day. This is online dating, not a Facebook album, so three to six pictures is plenty.”
When it comes to your “About” section, try to avoid using a lot of “I”, “me”, “myself” words. Be creative. Sandy Weiner, dating coach, gives some practical advice: “Set yourself apart by sharing what makes you special, but don’t list a bunch of adjectives. Tell a short one- or two-line story about each of your top attributes. For example, “I’m musical” becomes “I can still play “Stairway to Heaven” on my old Yamaha classical guitar that I bought when I was 16. I’ll serenade you if you promise to sing along.”
If you’re searching for serious relationships, do be genuine and sincere in your online profile. Marla Martenson, matchmaker & author of Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker encourages: “Be honest about your age and weight. One of the biggest complaints from dating site users is the dishonesty about those two things. When you meet in person, you will not be able to hide it, and won’t that be embarrassing?”
Patience is a key component when you’re searching for the love of your life. There’s no need to rush and settle for a person you’re not really into just because you’re afraid of being alone. Take your time and do be a little bit picky.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, states: “Nowadays online dating and matchmaking services have created more opportunities for singles to meet. They offer access to the people (potential partners) that you could never meet in real life. So the chances you may encounter your love there are greater.”
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