We all know that dating has moved online. The first place most people looking for romance go is to an app or a website.
But do we know how to navigate this new dating landscape well enough?
We all think we know how to use an app or how social media works, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into effective use of the technology available to use.
Technology can actually make some things, well, more complicated.
That’s why it pays to put a little thought into what you’re doing in order to get the most out of your dating experiences.
Embrace Leaving Your Comfort Zone
When you start dating online you are going to have to do things a little differently. Read Anastasia Dates experiences and you soon find out that many of us will go to great lengths to find the right person online.
No matter what your own level of comfort is, you may well find that your date differs slightly. Doesn’t mean that you aren’t a good match. It could just mean that you both need to shift your boundary a little.
Use Psychology to Your Advantage
One way to get ahead in the online dating world is to use psychology to your advantage.
Years of study have come up with a variety of factors that can predictably tell if a relationship will stand the test of time or not.
How you set up your profile may not get you more dates, but it can send out many subtle signals to prospective dates.
Honesty, early on is only going to help your cause. Don’t try to appear someone you are not. Your partner is always going to appreciate honesty, for better or worse!
Subtle clues you give off in your profile will translate into a much better match. Be open, honest and to the point. Sarah DiGiulio gives many pointers in her NBC News article.
Understand Social Media Rules
Getting to know what’s OK and what’s not can be confusing.
Before you just jump in, try to get some idea of the rules of the app or website that you are using.
It may seem boring but try searching online for a little information. Every app out there caters towards a different demographic, and matching yourself with the app is almost as important as matching yourself with your prospective partner.
It can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Most important of all, use these apps responsibly and don’t let them intrude on your relationship or home life.
Choose What’s Good for You
Find out what suits you best.
Are you happy on the go? Are you a swipe and see kind of person?
Would you rather sit in the comfort of your own home and take your time to get to know the profiles that you are viewing?
Choose if you want to use an app or a website, but be aware that the future will almost certainly be an app.