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On March 20, 2014
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New to dating singles online? 5 great tips to help you out

Quick Guide to Dating Singles Online

The number of people using online dating services is increasing with every passing day as more people than ever are interested in dating singles online. Studies show that nearly 40% of all singles in UK are currently looking for love online. However, the percentage of people who find true love through sites like these is quite low, probably less than 10%.

There could be many reasons for this. Naturally, some websites are just better than others; they have more members, they have better user interface; they just seem to “work” while others don’t. What truly matters, however, is how you use a particular site when you become a member of it. If you want to be successful in online dating, follow the five steps below. They may seem rather obvious and simplistic, but it’s surprising how many people don’t bother doing the “obvious”.

1. Fill out all of your profile information

This is one of the most important things when it comes to looking for love online. Your profile is the first thing a woman sees when she’s browsing eligible singles, so you have to make it an interesting one. Don’t just merely write “good guy looking for a nice girl for long term relationship” as it sounds rather boring. Instead, take time to describe yourself as thoroughly as you can. Write about your interests, your lifestyle, the kind of women you’d like to date, and so forth. Make sure you sound optimistic, confident and happy and forget about modesty. If you think you’re a good catch, be sure to say so! Also, most women appreciate a good sense of humour so if you can make someone laugh, they are more likely to contact you.

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2. Upload a photograph

You should always add a photograph to your profile, even if you don’t have any good ones. Most people on online dating sites only contact singles who have a profile pic. After all, it’s only natural that you will want to see whether you find a particular person attractive or not. Add the best photo you have and don’t forget to mention it in your profile if it isn’t a recent one.

3. Be active!

This is another very important thing to do when looking for companionship online. Do not just sign up and wait for other members to contact you. Be sure to look through the database frequently for people who you think could be a perfect match. Once you find someone who interests you, email them immediately and let them know why you’d like to get to know them better.

4. Take time to write messages

The first email you send to your potential partner will determine whether you will get a reply or not. Just like your profile has to be an intriguing one, so does your first letter. If you’re planning on sending the same line to ten different women, forget about it. Your letter needs to be a personal one where you explain why you think that particular single woman could be a good match. Read through her profile and respond to what you’ve read there. Make sure to sound interested and interesting or you’ll just be ignored.

5. Visit the dating site often

Naturally, you need to check back with the site to see new members who signed up since you last logged in; your perfect match could have just joined recently, so don’t miss out! Secondly, every time you log in, your profile moves up on the page and you are more likely to be spotted and contacted. It’s recommended that you check back with your site at least once a day until finding the woman you’ve been looking for.