Your Guide to Online Dating


As individuals become increasingly busy in their day to day lives more people are tuning to online dating as a resource to meet new people. Finding that special someone can often prove impossible when you barely have enough time during the working week for sleeping and eating around your work schedule.

Additionally, as a person’s friends grow older, get married and settled down, there are inevitably less and less opportunities for socialising and going to new places. This is where online dating can be a god send, and in this guide, we look at walking you through the process of finding that special someone online.

Online dating: A step by step guide

Choosing a dating website

There are literally hundreds of dating websites out there, so choosing one can be a difficult task. Whilst many of these websites are generic places for all sorts of people to meet, there are particular ones that specialise in people of particular interests. You should take a look at what’s available to see what you would be best suited to.

Additionally, there is nothing to stop you from registering on various websites, as this may give your search the most reach.

Creating a winning profile

Once you’ve chosen the dating website you want to try, you should create a positive but honest profile on each. Dating websites are known for a wide ranging type of people. Luckily and despite the differences, you share one thing in common: you are there to get love-struck.

Yet to be more effective in your search and come across the websites that you need, you first need to decide what exactly you are looking for. Once decided you can include it on your profile so potential suitors have some idea of what it is you’re looking for.

Casual or long-term

As a starting point in deciding what you’re looking for, think about whether you are looking for long term love or a casual romance. Many people will state that they are looking for a causal relationship merely to see what people they meet and where it will lead them; some may also feel that by writing on your profile that you’re looking for a wife or husband, you are unlikely to get many replies.

Virtual reality needs honesty

As briefly mentioned above, the need for absolute honest when using online dating websites is paramount. That photoshopped profile picture or wide of the mark personality description may get you lots of online attention, but come to the actual dating part, and you’re going to be rather stuck.

Being cautious

It should go without saying that you shouldn’t meet someone from a dating site in a private area for at least the first few dates. Additionally, you should be sure to let people know where you are going when meeting a date, and always carry a mobile phone.

Locality When searching through profiles of those that may make suitable dating material, always bear in mind where the other lives; for the busy lives of the many, a long distance relationship is generally unsuitable.