Busy schedules often make it difficult to get out there and meet new people. Luckily, dating websites and apps make it easy for people to connect online and see if there is some type of connection. Are you one of the countless people who have matched with several people online, but have never spoken to any of them? Here are some common mistakes people make when online dating or on the apps that can easily be fixed to help you find "the one."
Not writing a bio or having a boring profile
People often think bios are overlooked or that not having one at all makes you look mysterious. It's bad practice to think that people are only interested in your pictures and gives potential suitors more of a reason to not acknowledge your profile at all. A few words about yourself and what you do is better than nothing. Make an effort to stand out from the competition.
Having nothing but group pictures in your profile
Ultimately, people want to see who they will be potentially going on a date with. If all of your pictures have your friends in them, you're inevitably going to be compared to the whole group. People also have a very short attention span, so they likely will not be trying to scope you out in every picture.
Your first picture isn't of your face
People obviously want to know what you look like right away, so your first picture should always be one of your face. Again, people's attention spans are very short and they are looking to make a very quick decision.
Too many pictures with the opposite sex
If you're a heterosexual man looking for a woman or vice versa, you should avoid posting too many photos with the opposite sex as it might intimidate people who are interested in you.
Exchanging too many messages before the first date happens
Chemistry is much easier to figure out in person than over online messages or text. You're unable to see body language through messaging and more often than not, the exchanges fizzle out before the date even happens.
Bringing up baggage early on
It's important to focus on getting to know each other and understand the positive values each person brings to the plate. Bringing up baggage early on can potentially become overwhelming to the other person and this is best to brought up once you figure out whether or not you have chemistry with them. You don't want to scare them away.
Using too many dating websites or apps at once
Juggling between apps and website can lead to confusion or distract you from focusing on developing romances. Keeping it limited to one or two will allow you to stick to what really matters, connecting with potential partners in a meaningful way.
Being too shallow
There are plenty of apps/sites out there for people looking to keep it casual, but if you're looking to really connect with someone on a date, don't use your profile to list out very specific height/weight/body type requirements. Many apps already allow you to filter based on height, but there is nothing that you can gain from mentioning these things on your profile.
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