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7 tips for a successful online dating

Dislike being alone? Want a partner? Online dating gives you the possibility of finding one.

Online dating is one of the biggest inventions the world has ever seen and it’s really like relationship shopping, as the Amazon or eBay of the dating world. You surf profiles, find someone you like and start a conversation. If fortunate, they will like you back and you can look forward to a new life of love. Also, the amount of choice of potential dates which appear to be available can make the process somewhat daunting.  

  • Profile picture and description: The significance of first impressions is well known, and therefore the way in which you build your dating profile will have an influence on the way in which others initially perceive and judge you. The main thing really is to say something about your own personaltiy or interests, and preferably something you can show about yourself using an example or two. Ask someone you trust to proofread your profile to check that what you have written is a fair and honest picture of your personality and you aren’t coming across like a silly person.
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  • Imagine yourself on a date with each entrant: Check the profile, look at the pictures, and imagine going on a date with this person. Can you think of a few topics to exchange about based on their profile information? If you feel you have nothing similar with your match but are really fascinated to them physically, you could always try messaging with them for a while to see if any commonalities pop up.
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  • Beware of scammers: While most people on dating sites are there for authentic reasons, it’s true that there are scammers, stalkers or creeps. Even the vigilant people can be “played” sometimes, but you’ll improve your probabilities by trusting your instincts and looking for signs like: The profile seems exceptional yet generic and not revealing or they force you to reveal personal information immediately. You do an image search and find their pic. with different names and profiles on other dating sites, etc.
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  • Keep the communication quick and genuine: If an interesting match makes initial contact with you, don’t try to “play it cool” or play “hard to catch.” Instead, respond soon with a message that you’ve checked out their profile and are interested in them. If you wait a few days, they’ll either move on or assume that you’re really not interested. After sending 20 to 30 texts back and forth or interacting for some weeks, you should be ready to make a decision about whether or not you’d like to move forward.
  • Be honest: Say what you mean and girls have this tendency of expecting boys to read between the lines. And yes, it’s natural to be curious about who he or she was dating before you, but these conversations will happen organically in their own time. In short, try to avoid that ex chat when you’re on your first date.
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  • Think alike when it comes to sex: Try to stay on the same page in case of important conversations. If you're going to be hooking up, talk to them about getting tested. "Ask yourself what does sex means to you, whether you're sleeping around, or you're just going to be seeing each other. Be upfront with them.
  • Don’t lose yourself: Try not to make the new person the center of your world. We all have that friend who used to be so much fun, and, then suddenly started dating someone and vanished into their world. Don’t be that person. Similarly, don’t quit your hobbies for your new date. Remember that having hobbies and interests is striking to the person you’re dating.

Online dating is a bit terrifying if you have never done it, but hopefully this guide (covering the basics) is enough to get you started, and providing that you follow using your common sense and gut feeling, you’ll have a great time. Enjoy yourself and stay safe!

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3 steps to deal with a new relationship

Dealing with a new relationship is easy and possible with these simple steps. It is important to trust each, be honest and keep communicating properly.

Teenage relationships are like tides, be it seeing someone or dating. And fresh feelings of loving and being loved are surely matchless. Perhaps, no relationships are perfect. And beauty of relationship is dealing with all harsh and heartwarming situations with same enthusiasm. Now if you are unaware of what to do to avoid any unintentional problems. Or how to deal with any misunderstandings, here are some quick tips which will surely be inspiring and pearls of advice.

And as Karl Menninger has rightly said,“ Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it”. So don’t lose these loving partner.

Here are 3 tips on how to Deal with a New Relationship:

  1. Know each Other

The easiest way to know someone is by spending time or talking often. This gives you and your partner an opportunity to understand each other. You can share your day to day routines, your hobbies, fears, and even mistakes. In short, it’s the first step of creating a bond. But there are some things which you should keep in mind. Try to understand and accept, rather than making fun. Be honest to each other. It is not necessary that you can relate with your partner’s interests or beliefs. In any such situation also don’t panic or speak against it. Sometimes trying out new things in a new relationship is very effective. Don’t go for how great someone look, it’s more sensible to love the thoughts and perspective of person. 

  1. Communication is Key

Teenagers mostly don’t think much before speaking. But when it comes to maintaining a good relationship, each word counts. You have to speak meticulously. I am not asking you to constraint yourself. I am just reminding you that, you should think twice before you speak. This will help you avoid any misunderstandings. It is all about listening and speaking your heart out. Just be polite enough to never hurt your partner even if you disagree with them. Letting go things is also practicable, unless something is against morals or values.

  1. Take Romance slowly

If you feel like being physically close to your partner or even if you feel like taking more time to come physically close, speak out about it. These all are natural instincts, and there is nothing to feel awkward about it. It is very important to feel comfortable and make your partner feel comfortable in a relationship.

And keep talking and mentioning about your feelings for each other. You can easily understand the status of your relationship. Try to be open to each other when it comes to accepting each other’s choices, opinions, preferences. A new relationship is like a baby, care & love is all what is needed to grow it strong.

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