|Before, it was considered as something that works for "Mr. or
Ms. Lonelyheart" or to somebody who would want to find "Mr.
Right." Now, online dating is fast becoming the modern trend of
dating and socialization.
In fact, the estimated revenue garnered by online dating
services just for the first half of 2003 had reached a whopping
$214.3 million, according to the Forbes Magazine. Moreover, just
for the month of August 2005, almost 40 million people are known
to have engaged in online dating services. That is almost half
of the total population of the American singles today.
With these facts, online dating is certainly not just the
hottest thing available in the Internet today but is already a
phenomenon. No wonder why many people contend that an individual
would have better chances of getting someone to date through
online dating services than he or she would in single's bar or
in any place for that matter.
However, even if statistics can prove how viable online dating
is nowadays, one problem remains the same: "How to get a date
and rise above the rest of these 40 million potential dates?"
Here are some tips for people who want to try online dating:
1. Get a good profile
When doing things online, it is the profile that can tell how
good or bad a person is. Therefore, it's best for people to come
up with a good and honest write-up about themselves.
2. Good pictures count
A picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. Hence, a good
profile should have a good picture. It's the concerned person's
The reason why most people do not get something good in online
dating is based on the fact that they are not confident enough.
It's best to speak up and stand proud. The bottom line is, if
people like themselves, chances are they will be liked by the
4. Never rush into a relationship
Many people think that with online dating, they could easily
fall in love. It's best to remember that love has to grow, thus,
it should never be rushed. It takes time to know one another and
it surely takes time to love someone.
5. Always maintain a level of anonymity.
It's best not to divulge too much information at once. It would
be better if they still maintain certain level of anonymity just
for the sake of security.
These tips do not guarantee 100% satisfaction but can be very
helpful when needed.
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