With Online Dating ranking the 2nd most popular form of finding a partner it is best to be prepared for the minefield before you enter it. There is a fantastic blog post in the Huffington Post offering their tips on post -divorce online dating.
The main points being:
Do your homework – my thoughts are that “Victory Loves Preparation“, with so many dating websites to choose from how do you narrow your choice down? If you want to take online dating seriously it is best to start with one site. Initially you can choose from free or paid sites. In my opinion the calibre of potential partner on the sites differs and lonely hearts on paid sites are more likely to be serious about finding their perfect partner. You can narrow the search down even further by interests, for example mature dating.
Be creative with your profile, but stay private – if you want a response to your profile, you will need to include an up to date image, unless you do not mind taking the time to be a “searcher”. You are in theory selling yourself in an online ad, so make sure it reflects you and your character. Adding your contact details (Telephone number/email/BBM pin) is not advisable and keep information that may ascertain to where you live or hang out to a bare minimum.
Have fun – sounds simple right? It is easy to become involved with online dating early on and you may read too much into messages and replies. Take a step back and have fun getting to know potential suitors! Online Dating is fun and who knows what it may lead to!