The allure of online dating is irresistible. Just with the help of a click, you're able to gaze through several profiles; you have innumerable options to choose from. But then, lack of face to face communication is something that is a turn off for many men. Moreover, falling prey to fake profiles is another possibility. With these tips, you will not only be able to filter out uninterested candidates, but also increase your chances of meeting prospective partners who you might be compatible with.
Meet Before it is Too Late
I HAD TO mention this in the very beginning. Make sure you're not involved only in Internet romance. I have seen people who get involved with someone online, chat daily for hours, but never meet that person. Don't you think it is a sheer waste of time? Be very clear with your online date. Let her know that you're keen on meeting and taking this forward, if you happen to find a common comfort zone. If the other person is not inclined towards a relationship, even after knowing you for months, you're only wasting your time. Don't push her to meet you if she's not comfortable, but don't give her more time than what is needed. Not keen on seeing you? That's alright. Time to look at other options.
Written Communication―Your Main Weapon
Since you are dating online, you will be talking through emails and chat. Words have power to impress; believe me, flirting through the art of writing is very interesting. However, not all men are comfortable with writing. If you are one of them, you can stick to the basics. Just say what you feel. Don't try to impress initially. Just get to know her. Ask her questions about herself and let her do the talking. As and when you get comfortable with her, communicating with her solely through chats, won't be difficult anymore.
Don't Divulge Too Much Information
While dating online, men must be cautious not to give too much information. Always remember to be honest with your name, profession, and other such details; don't hide information that will put you in bad light. Nevertheless, it is important to keep aside a few things for a face to face conversation.
Don't Hover Around the 'S' Word
Women who're genuinely looking for a partner, would not consider you at all, if you're trying to overtly focus on sex and nothing else. Trying to achieve physical intimacy with someone you've not even met is ridiculous.
Lie and You Lose
It's very easy to lie to someone you don't know. On online dating sites, this becomes even easier. Impressing someone by trying to be someone else, won't work in your favor for long. It's extremely unethical to do so. Also speak the truth. If you're uncomfortable speaking on certain issues, convey this to her.
It's very important to maintain a strict code of conduct while looking at prospects online. Always use websites that are genuine and those that look clean.