Dating sites expect a 37 percent hike in activity on Tuesday as staff return to work following the festive fun.
But with app users scrolling through 43 profiles each, how can savvy singletons stand out from the dating crowd?
The following are the top five dating don’ts, followed by helpful dating dos: Don’t: Misrepresent yourself While online dating is a valuable resource for the savvy single, there are people out there who misrepresent themselves. Just as your online dating profile should accurately represent who you really are, your in-person encounters should be equally authentic.
Don’t pretend to be something or someone you’re not in an effort to impress a potential partner.
Do: Be clear AND realistic about what you want The most successful daters are those who not only know exactly what they want, but are realistic about themselves and what they’re looking for.
When we alter who we are and portray values that are not our own, we attract people we were never meant to attract, therefore the relationship is doomed before it begins. It is much easier than putting forth the energy required to pretend. DON'T complain about your lack of luck with love or blame your city's [insert city name here] dating scene!To help you woo on the web, here we bring you relationship expert Alix Fox’s top tips on creating the perfect profile.Put our handy guide to use and you’ll be well on the way to some text-ual healing.What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.By the time your date comes around, she’ll already have lost interest or have found someone more attentive.In the new millennium, finding someone to date isn’t nearly as tricky as mastering the art of dating.