Technology has revolutionized the way we interact. The art of seduction is now reduced to seeing photos and reading descriptions of people through a mobile application. If you like someone, you swipe right. And if not, you slide your finger to the left. In case the attraction is mutual, there is a match, that is, a crush. That’s online dating in a nutshell!
Tinder pioneered this new love and sex search system of online dating, but there are many more. There is something for all kinds of people and for all tastes. Here we present the most popular apps to meet people.
“More than 39 percent of heterosexual couples in the world meet through the Internet.” This is the striking conclusion reached by a recent study by sociologists Michael Rosenfeld and Sonia House, from Stanford University. Click here to learn more.
Regardless of your situation, the sociologist’s recommendation is that users (men and women) follow their wishes and do what they feel is best for them.
Here are a few online dating tips:
1. Consistent profile
When choosing the photos to show or the information to share, the main recommendation is to be consistent with what you are in ‘real’ life and what you are looking for in the other person. If it is a priority to share affinities, the logical thing is to publish photographs in which we are sharing our interests and hobbies.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a sporadic relationship, be honest from the beginning. You should avoid trying to show someone you are not.
2. Start small
The dating experts recommend taking the time to get to know each other a little before a first in person encounter. The idea is to talk to the person beforehand through a chat or messages and have a notion of who they are: their likes, their interests, a bit of their life history.
When people have the opportunity to show their passions, hobbies, talk about their family or their goals, they generally end up finding a common topic, they manage to understand each other better and begin to have a deeper dialogue.
3. Give the other person space
It is one thing to show interest in the special person you met online and another thing is to look like a stalker. You have to respect the other person’s time: if he does not answer right away, give him space.
Each person’s time and space must be respected. In case there is no reply, it may be appropriate to leave it alone.
4. Be clear
In cyberspace, face to face communication, which is so necessary, is absent in the begging of online dating. You can show other types of tools, such as emojis to express yourself. Be careful with the words you use, especially since you’re getting to know this person.
5. Be careful
Scammers often use fake profiles on online dating sites to gain their victim’s trust, and then demand money from them. Also, if you normally upload photos of where you are, be careful because this makes you the target of stalkers.
According to expert’s reviews, Bumble, Tinder, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid and Match are among the safest online dating sites.
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