Truth about dating websites
However, while the more cynical might see these statistics as just an indictment against dating online, it actually speaks of a sadder truth.
Internet dating has come a long way in the 15 years since You’ve Got Mail.
I confess it: I am always writing one-liners about myself online.
I have spent 10 internet-literate years defining myself to strangers on the internet (dating sites, forums, blogs, chat rooms) through pithy, articulate sentences carefully constructed to present myself as a paragon of humanity.
You won't notice the crooked smile that only comes out when he's trying to make you laugh.
However, there are a few ways to maximize your chances of finding love online, according to the article:--Don't overemphasize the candidates who seem like a catch "on paper." Instead, imagine if you'd enjoy spending time with the person.--Avoid an "assessment" mindset of candidates' profiles, and be open-minded to those who may not fulfill all of your criteria.--Avoid developing large expectations of a candidate before meeting the person face-to-face.--Prioritize the criteria you desire in a potential partner, rather than what most people desire -- decide what's most important to you personally.--Craft your profile carefully, emphasizing the qualities that make you different from the standard profile.--Log in to the dating site frequently.**Related Links: New Rules for Office Romance**The Financial Secret That Could Ruin Your Relationship8 Tips for Safe Sexting--For daily relationship tips follow SELF on Facebook and Twitter.
Millions of Americans participate in online dating, for a variety of reasons: It's easy, it allows you to hide behind your computer while you search and it "introduces" you to far more people than you would meet at the gym or the bookstore.