In this new era of internet dating, finding a partner should be easy, right? As many of you know it’s not that simple.
What makes it so hard? Well for starters, men spend 65% or more of their time looking at photos; while women spend 50% or more of their online search time reading the profiles. That’s a huge disconnect!!
Ladies, if you aren’t using the best, most attractive picture of yourself then you are losing out on a large portion of potential matches. And guys, if you haven’t given some time and thought to what you’ve written in your profile you are also losing out on a large portion of potential matches.
In addition to the differences in the way men and women search for matches online, there is also the “bargain shopper” mentality. What does that mean? Well, if you paid for an all you can eat buffet don’t you want to get your money’s worth? The same mentality holds true for online dating – if I’ve paid for 3 months worth of Match.com then I want to get my money’s worth!
Now think – What if the first date you go on is fantastic? What if you see that same guy/gal 4 or 5 more times and things are going well? That’s GREAT! Right? You’ve potentially found what you’re looking for!
If you take the bargain shopper approach, you are likely to think “But wait, I still have 2.8 months left to use on my account and I’ve paid for it!” You want to get your money’s worth, right? Sadly, this approach could cost you the person you are looking for.
To be more successful online you need to change how you think about online dating. Stop worrying if you still have time left on your account – if you’ve met someone great isn’t that priceless?
If you are truly looking to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, if that is really your purpose in using online dating, then it shouldn’t matter if you meet them on date #1 or date #101 as long as you meet them.
Put your best foot forward – use the best profile picture possible, write about yourself in a way to set yourself apart and do your best to let those reading your profile get a glimpse into who you really are.
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