Do’s and Don’ts on a dating site

Hi there all 🙂

Well as you guys know not too long ago i made a blog about ” past vs present : dating”  now although i gave my personal choice about me still being old fashion and giving  pros and cons on both old fashion and online dating, I am still open minded about it and i think each works best for each individual.  As i explained in the earlier post i know it can be difficult to meet people whether its because of work time or being there at the right place at the right time to meet someone as well as other things, so i can understand why online dating would be more easier for some. So i’m just going to give a few do’s and don’ts if you or when you join a site.dos-and-donts

DO’S 

 

Researching is very VERY important. Now depending on what you are looking for its always best to research the site and look for reviews and feed back on any particular site you are looking for, especially if your looking for something serious you don’t want to waste time on a site that doesn’t focus on it.

 
Read the terms and conditions. When i say this i mean paying sites. Again make sure you read and research on the site to make sure its worth it for you and make sure that at any point if you wish to stop payment there won’t be any hassles. I read that some people had problems stopping payment to a site they wish to discontinue. So please take time and research these things if you decide to pay for the site.

 
Keep it simple. When writing about yourself write things that highlights you the best. Pick at least 5 things you think will make you stand out from the rest and bare in mind you don’t have to write a lot about yourself, keep it mysterious a little it would give the other person more reason to what to get to know you.

Using the sites tools. On every site they will will give you options to state what you are looking for. So make sure you are clear that you are looking for casual or long term etc.

Reading others profile. Make sure that whoever  you are checking out matches the same criteria as yourself. No point messaging someone who is looking for long term if you want casual. It would be a waste of time unless you believe you can convince them otherwise then go for it lol.

Recent pics. Make sure your picture is no older then 1 or 2 years old. The more recent the better.

Be nice. There are some sites which is similar to facebook as in commenting on pics or your profile. So whoever you talk to make sure you keep calm and be nice, otherwise they might comment something nasty about you preventing others to want to talk to you giving you a bad name. Although you can eventually delete the comments and block the person, still better to have a clear name.

Using the advance search. You can always use this option to find someone  point by point on what you are looking for. This is also known as a filter.

Be creative. When you message someone for the first time rather then be boring and say ” hi, hru??” try and be more creative with your message. Try maybe asking a random  question that would make them laugh or asking a question regarding to their profile that will show you actually read about them and not just looked at the pics.

Have fun. Yes have fun with the site, keep it all conversations causal and flowing don’t take it too serious to the point where your stressing over it.

Be realistic. Yes bare in mind that Brad Pitt or Hally Berry won’t be joining a site anytime soon lol. So be open minded about your potentials.

 

DON’TS

 

Photoshop. If you want to give the pictures a bit of a glow or you want to edit a spot which you don’t have anymore then fine. But don’t go over board by giving yourself a nose job, boob job, face lift, more slimmer, more curvy or anything that changes you completely. It will look unreal and if you do decide to meet the person they for one won’t recognize you and sorry to say but they might be disappointed because you gave them a image that doesn’t exists.

Old pictures. Don’t use pictures that are over 2 years old unless your 100% certain you haven’t changed much since then. Again its at your own risk and choice.

Harassment. Don’t harass or pressure the person into giving their number or meeting up ASAP. Some people i guess wound’t mind but please allow some space and time before asking if they want to meet you or not or give their number. Bare in mind we can’t always be on the site 24/7 so don’t take it personal if they person takes 2 or even more days to reply.

Life story. As i said before keep the ” about me” part short and sweet. If you write your whole autobiography then it doesn’t leave any suspense about yourself and people would less likely to read off of it because its too long.

Scammers. If someone says they need money to pay to come and see you or they have a sick parent. THIS IS A SCAM. Don’t fall for this please. Don’t ever give money to someone you don’t know. These people will tell you a sob story, make you feel sorry for them,  make you believe that they are the one for you by basically agreeing with what you say to gain your trust, then once you deiced to pay them you will never hear from them again and all of them are fake profiles.

Jokes. Now i like jokes but some jokes are better heard face to face then writing. So please keep you jokes as simple as you can. Remember some jokes might sound funny to you but it might offend others. Unless you know the person or you know the person shares the same point as you fine. But really best to keep it as light as possible.

Lies. Yeah even though 30%  lie on their profile. Try not to. Or at least make believable hahaha. I mean like i said if its just causal then i suppose it doesn’t make much of a difference since their only looking for one thing, but if its serious or even short term to get to know the person then its best to keep honest about yourself.

Personal info. Don’t give you personal info to someone you don’t know i.e address, bank details, where you work address. Basically anything that can be hacked in or you getting stalked.

So yeah these are just my thoughts and advice about it. I hope it helps and if you are deciding to go for it then i wish you guys all the luck 🙂

 

 

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