Online dating tips and advice

Online dating has become popular in last few years. With the availability of the internet not only at home, but on the go, this is a great way to meet new people and form lasting relationships.

Years ago, the best place to meet people was at a club or a bar. This method has many drawbacks. For starters, you are coming face to face with someone you know absolutely nothing about. First encounters are spent trying to figure out if the two of you share any common interests, or if you are compatible enough to even carry on a conversation. Once you have determined that this is not the person you want to date, you then have to come up with a tactful way to relay this message without hurting anyone’s feelings.

If you are shy or awkward around new people, this presents another problem. Most people are more comfortable chatting online than they are in person. This gives you the opportunity to not only share your likes and dislikes with someone else, but allows you to form an opinion on whether you would like to encourage a friendship, or move on to someone else.

Whenever you are meeting someone online, it is a good idea to share your interests and expectations up front. That way you do not waste time chatting with someone who does not share your desires. Once you have determined that you may be compatible with someone, be sure to stop and listen to what they have to say. No one wants to hear about you without the opportunity to share about themselves. Show some interest in their favourite hobby, sports, music, TV shows, career or whatever it is they are willing to share with you.

Finally, if you want a great online dating experience, you must be honest. It is very easy to get carried away with making yourself look flawless. No one wants to admit they have flaws, but sometimes, those flaws are the things that make us unique individuals and more attractive to other people. The very things we wish we could change about ourselves are the things that make us who we are.

Relax, be yourself and have fun with the whole experience. Who knows, you may find a friend for life.