As promised, here are some tips to make sure you’re doing enough, but not too much during your first phone call or meeting with them (or the first few times). There is no need for fancy catchphrases. You can talk about anything that feels natural and let the conversation flow organically. DO: Make plans sooner […]Continue reading "Online Dating Rules: Meet up as soon as you feel comfortable"
Why did you sign up for a dating app? To find someone to date, of course. And if you’re anything like the average person, then that means that one out of every four or five people you end up chatting with is going to pique your interest enough to want to meet IRL (in real […]Continue reading "Online Dating Rules: Don’t bite off more than you can chew"
On OkCupid, we use an algorithm to determine compatibility. It’s wrong as much as it’s right and sometimes people who would be a good match don’t show up as such. However, there are times when two people could be very compatible but one person is shown as incompatible. There’s not anything we can do about […]Continue reading "Online Dating Rules: Don’t bother with people who aren’t interested in you"
If you’re still staring at the blank page trying to figure out what to write in your online dating profile, you might be tempted to copy and paste a list of facts about yourself. Don’t do it! It will make you sound like a robot. No one wants to date a robot (or any kind […]Continue reading "Online Dating Rules: Use clear photos of your face, ideally smiling"
Your goal is to attract someone who you’d like as a potential love interest, so it’s important that your profile speaks to the type of person you’re looking for. “People tend to write their profiles with a general audience in mind because they want a certain number of matches,” Milrad says. But if you want […]Continue reading "Online Dating Rules: Write a profile that mirrors what you want"