I have used a free dating service for quite some time and I have to tell you, online dating works. I have found my Prince Charming and I couldn’t be happier, but the road that led me into his arms was rocky and full of obstacles. As many people out there, I have also made mistakes that resulted in many bad dates, so now I’m here to help you not make them. Believe me; if I knew then what I know now, I would’ve found my perfect man a lot sooner. So, without further ado, here are mistakes you should avoid making.
Setting up your date for disappointment
Have you ever been on a date where you could see the look of disappointment in your date’s eyes the moment you walked into the restaurant? If the answer is yes, your profile picture is probably the one to blame. Nowadays, we all have those perfect camera filters that make our skin look flawless and we also know how to appear skinnier and taller on our pics. However, you should resist the urge to post overly filtered photos if you don’t want to see the disappointment in your date’s eyes. It’s almost like you’re intentionally deceiving them.
Making them wait
You probably grew up hearing that you should keep your potential partner on their toes for a few days after a date or otherwise you will seem desperate. Well, when you are dating online, these rules do not apply. Every member of the dating site is online for the same reason, so there is no time to play games. If you are playing hard to get for too long, someone else will swoop in and dazzle your potential match, and you will end up empty-handed.
Your every first date includes wining and dining
If your friends set you up with someone, going to a dinner date with that person is perfectly fine. However, this is not a good idea if you are dating online. Do you really want to spend two hours talking to every single person you met on the web? You can suggest meeting at a local bar for a cup of coffee instead, so you will be able to cut the evening short easily if needed.