Succeed at dating

Elite Singles Psychologist Salama Marine says that ‘dating online is like dating in real life.

If you’re not ready to date someone, just don’t do it.

These answers can instantly attract someone to your profile, but avoidable mistakes can easily deter potential matches, so it’s important to get it right! But as Salama suggests it is also beneficial to maintain an air of mystery, just like in the offline dating world. So in short, perhaps the most important tip you can take from this guide to online dating is to include at least one photo of yourself.

Salama advises, ‘On your description, think about exactly why you chose to register. Tempting as it may be to use an old photo, don’t do it – it will only do you a disservice in the long run.

It’s important to have a profile that illustrates your positive qualities without seeming like you’re showing off.

On your Elite Singles profile, for example, the first question asks you to describe yourself, followed by what your potential partner should know about you. But be careful, don’t say too much; this could break the mystery and, online or not, it’s important to keep some in the seduction game.’ It is important for you yourself to identify what exactly you’re looking for in a relationship and display it on your profile. Put up the perfect profile photo According to a survey of Elite Singles members about online dating profiles, a shocking 52 percent said they wouldn’t even open a profile without a profile picture.

If so, you’ll have the reassurance that people on the dating website are really there to meet someone, just like you.’ Once you have this reassurance and have chosen a dating site that suits your requirements, you are ready to get started.

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Also, when you look for a website, don’t be lazy and ensure you thoroughly check the terms and privacy: does the website guarantee complete privacy of your messages and photos?

Maybe something will come to light that you didn’t realize before.’ And maybe you’ll find that trying to force a flower to bloom will kill that flower, so remember, patience pays off in the end. Prepare for the first date When you’ve formed a connection with someone online and you’re preparing for the all-important first date offline, the key is to keep it simple.

Meet for a coffee or a walk in the park so that you have a chance to really talk and get to know one another.

Exchange a good amount of messages and really get to know each other online before you meet offline. It’s pretty rare to meet the perfect person instantly, and that’s for the best!

You can improve your seduction skills and also get to know more about what it is exactly that you want.

This way you can establish if there’s chemistry between you - if you feel like you’ve clicked online, then most likely you’ll click in person too!

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