Online dating has existed in Australia for well over 20 years. However, it’s only in the past few years that online dating sites have gone from being socially accepted, to now being utilised by the vast majority of Australian singles.
Below we share some tips to help you get the most out of your online dating experience:
Have a Profile Photo
The saying “a picture tells a thousand” words also applies to online dating. A profile picture helps to encourage potential partners to view your profile within search results, and places context to the text within your profile.
While it can be tempting to use a photo from 10 years ago, it is highly advisable to have a recent photo to avoid an awkward first date.
Respond to Messages in a Reasonable Time frame
Taking too long to respond to messages stalls momentum, and will most often lead your potential partner to lose interest.
Write a Detailed Profile
Taking the time to write a detailed profile containing your interests and personality not only helps other members to gauge compatibility, it also prompts conversation.
Ask Leading Questions
Asking questions where the only answers are “yes” or “no” makes it difficult to create further conversation. Instead, ask leading questions which require a more detailed answer. Even better, end each message with a question for the other person.