There are certain dos and don’ts in online dating; we speak with five individuals who started dating during the lockdown and have been successful in finding the right partners
Never be afraid to make the first move when dating online
Virtual dating is now the only way to go! With the lockdown in place in many cities across India, it looks like we are not getting back to offline dating anytime soon. However, this shouldn’t become a reason for you to stop looking out for love.
But there are certain undisclosed rules and tricks to dating online, and only those who have the experience know these. If you are new to virtual dating, then being aware of these rules may just make finding love a lot easier. Five women who have been successful in finding the man of their dreams on Bumble share their tips and tricks not just for men, but also for women:
Everyone loves a funny, interesting, and memorable profile. You can be fun, outgoing, adventurous, love to travel, or enjoy being active, so why not share that! If you like to cook, share more about your favorite dish that you cook.
Or share more about the show you are watching on TV at that moment or what a typical Saturday night looks like for you. All these help in making a woman (or a man) decide to make the first move!.
Your first picture must stand out:
First impression is often the last impression, so make the most of it by posting a remarkable first picture. It’s important to be your authentic self, and do not put blurry or extremely glammed up pictures.
Perhaps, show off your bright smile in the first photo.
Be frank, open and honest:
Honesty goes a long way. The honesty you share helps in decision making. At the same time, respecting each other’s boundaries and space is essential.
Carry on chatting with your connection if you are comfortable or politely decline, but don’t play around. We know how to take hints if you are not interested. In case a woman is not open and frank, for whatever reason, you can be courteous to give her closure.
Patience is rewarding:
Sometimes, the waiting gets long, only to be eventually rewarding. Finding trust-worthy people in the online space can be a little tough for women. So, it is best to give someone the time and space they requires to build a connection.
Be clear but not overtly persistent. It’s great to ask questions and keep the conversation going, but try not to go overboard with too many messages particularly with a woman, if she is taking time. She’ll come around!.
Be clear about your dating goals:
Keeping coversations open and being clear about what you are looking for will help both individuals involved.
If you are looking for a relationship, something casual or don’t know yet, state it honestly in your profile. Don’t think that the girl is judging you. Just be honest so that you can match with the right person who is looking for the same thing as you.”
So, here are five tips for rookies who are looking for dates online. If you haven’t yet tried virtual dating, now is the right time to make an excuse!