Online dating tips
We asked our ‘Date Whisperer’ Dani to give us her all-time top 3 online dating tips. Dani has done a load of online dating herself and regularly chats about the topic with the guests at her singles events. She readily admits having a love/hate relationship with online dating! Her top tips include:
1. Meet in person for a short date as quickly as possible.
Dating in real life is very different than online dating. Nothing beats face to face chemistry so meet up ASAP! A quick coffee or drink is ideal, save grand gestures for later dates.
2. Get a good photo. No wait, get a GREAT photo.
No selfies, no blurry/poor quality shots, and no nudie pics! A smiley head and shoulders shot is perfect. Add additional images to give clues about your personality – think travel snaps or active pics. There is no excuse for a bad profile image so get snapping.
3. Don’t be blah.
If I read another generic online dating profile I might have to jump out of a window. Don’t say you’re witty, SHOW it by writing a witty profile. Avoid phrases like: ‘I like going out and staying in’ ‘I like a glass of wine in the evening’ ‘I like hanging out with my friends’ SAID EVERYONE EVER. Don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar, it’s a major put off and one of the most common pet peeves of daters.