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Do Dating Apps And Websites Actually Work? Let's See...


Are you single and ready to mingle? No problem! All you need is a cell phone or a laptop to get you back in the game. The art of dating has drastically changed. Thanks to the internet, you don't have to dress up, and go to bars just to meet someone interesting. You can say goodbye to the awkward introductions or embarrassing blind dates, set up by your friends. No need to put up with creepy people at the bar, who approach you with cheesy pick up lines. Best of all, you don't have to the fear rejection or making a move on someone you like.

All these are in the past, thanks to dating websites and apps. All you need is to download the dating app of your choice or create an account on a dating website. Set-up a profile, and voila! You instantly can browse through the profiles of thousands of singles from all over the world!

With dating sites and apps, you can find a match with just the touch of a button. It is easier for anyone to search for profiles that match their preferences. Swipe through hundreds of photos a day, and simply click the "like" button for those that tickle your fancy. Simply type your interests unto the search bar, and profiles of those with similar hobbies would pop up. Easily check out their photos, their likes, dislikes, hobbies and everything they say about themselves on their profiles. Chat with many prospects, all at the same time. Soon enough, you can pick your favorites and work on getting to know them more. And, if you do find someone you like, you can simply send a message through the chat feature. Who knows? Your convo can even lead to an actual meet up. Getting a date has never been this easy!

But... What Are you looking For?

Unfortunately dating apps and websites have been notoriously tagged as meat markets. They say that most people you will find in these apps and sites are only looking for someone to fool around with. But still, there is that percentage of users that belong to those who are actually hoping to find the right one among the pool of singles online. So? Which one are you? Are you simply in search of a playmate or do you want to meet someone you can actually have a serious relationship with. If you are out there to find love and a serious relationship, then the first step is to work on making a really good dating profile.

Tips on Making A Dating Profile

First impressions last, right? So, make sure that your dating profile gets you the kind of attention it deserves. If you want to be taken seriously or attract the right kind of people, then you should invest some time and effort in making your dating profile great. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

  1. Look Good
    Your picture is the very first thing people will see, before they even open your profile. This will be featured as one of the many photos uploaded by all the users of the app or website. Pick a photo that is eye catching and "Like" worthy.
    • Avoid using too much filter on your photo. People might think you are trying to cover something up.
    • Pick one with good lighting
    • Find one that shows your best features.
    • Show yourself doing something fun, like a sport or a hobby
    • No revealing photos. Leave some for the imagination.
    • Nothing is more inviting than a beautiful smile.
  2. Keep it Simple
    A very long profile is boring. You may get tempted to put all the details about yourself on your description, but it's best to keep it short and simple. Before you write your profile description, put yourself in the reader's shoes. Is it interesting enough? Would you want to get to know the person who wrote it?

  3. What is your idea of fun?
    Everyone is looking for a bit of fun. So, don't forget to mention what you enjoy doing. Talk about your interests, your hobbies, the nice places you've been to, the cool things that you've done or any activity that you truly love doing. Use hashtags, so people with the same interests can easily find you.

  4. Keep It Real
    It's easy to lie and make up stories to jazz up your dating profile. But, it's much easier to just be yourself and let the people who are interested in someone like you, find you.

  5. Stay Positive
    Don't mention anything that will give bad thoughts or feelings to the person reading your bio. Stay positive and try to make people smile as they read your profile.

  6. Seek Advice
    Lastly, if you are a newbie in creating a dating profile, and you have friends who have been using them for a long time, do not hesitate to ask for advice or help in setting up your page. This will spare you from some embarrassing newbie experiences.

Red Flags of Online Dating

Now that your profile is all set, you can now use all the features of your chosen App or website. But before you do that, here are some red flags you have to look out for. Because, just like any social media platform, these apps and websites have their share of weirdos, spammers, hackers and dangerous people.

Success Stories

Although there are risks (just like anywhere else on the web), there are also a lot of success stories proving how dating apps and websites have helped many people around the world find love. Just be smart in picking who you connect with and be patient. Be open to making new friends and enjoy the online dating experience. Whether dating apps or websites would work for you, would depend on how you play your card.

By Sheila Gamo. Posted on August 22th, 2018.

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