Are you single and want to know what online dating warning signs to look out for – or what you should do to create a better chance of finding love – then read on!
Internet dating has long been a viable and pretty successful route for people looking for love. There have been many success stories of people finding their soulmate and living their happily ever after.
Alongside the good always comes the bad. Unfortunately, many people are finding themselves on the wrong end of scams, catfishing or quite simply time-wasting.
However, like with anything in life, you shouldn’t let the bad put you off trying online dating. There are plenty of fish in the sea – as they say. And it may just be that you need to cast your net slightly further afield than others.
So what do you need to know before dipping your toes into the online dating pond for the first time? Read on…
Not all dating sites are created equally. If you are serious about finding love, you will want to cut out all of the messing about to find like a loving, kind, like-minded person.
With this in mind, it could work in your favor to skip the free sites and sign yourself up to a subscription dating site. A site which asks for a fee might be more likely to care about matching you with someone who is a good fit for what you are looking for.
Don’t be too obsessed with what you think you should want (or don’t want) in a partner. You could potentially miss your perfect match.
Not everyone is perfect. But there is a perfect someone for everyone. Try to remember that everyone is different. Unfortunately you might have to kiss a few frogs to find your one true love. But if you are over kissing the frogs, you need to leave your expectations at the door – and not find fault with things or people simply from reading a profile.
This includes location too. Long-distance romances aren’t always doomed for failure. Be it the other end of the country – or even a different country altogether. If you are both serious about commitment, then you will find a way. You never know, before long it could lead to a fiance visa application and the sound of wedding bells.
If something doesn’t quite add up or feel right, then trust your instincts. We have intuition for a reason. It’s there to protect ourselves. Failing to listen to what your body is telling you can lead to disaster.
Take heed and progress with caution when it comes to revealing details about yourself to random strangers online. Make sure you feel comfortable at each step of the journey. Don’t let the other person pressure you into revealing information about yourself until you are sure you feel comfortable. You should also be careful about swapping phone numbers to chat off the site, pictures or personal details of your life (such as family members’ names, place of work etc).
Sometimes, people don’t want to meet face to face. Or they prefer the anonymity of talking online behind a persona. If someone doesn’t regularly reply to communications or seems to not be as interested, it may just be who they are. Or they (sadly) might simply be playing a game for the fun of it.
Another warning: If someone seems to be too good to be true, it could very well be that they are a bot. The could be using chats to keep you on the site thus making you pay for a longer subscription.