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Gay Online Dating - Why Fear Is Ruining Your Chances Of Starting A Relationship

Mar 27, 2008
Millions of gay singles are using gay online dating services worldwide. Of these millions of singles only a small percentage of singles have actually got out of their comfort zone, and really started to date online. There are a few barriers that singles fail to get over when they join an internet dating service. Getting over these will magnify your chances of starting a relationship instead of just seeing other singles finding happiness.

The first fear that every online dater needs to get over is putting their photo online. If you don't want to ever put your photo online then dating on the internet isn't for you. Your photo is the only part of your profile that anyone will connect with, and/or get a first impression with. If you don't have your photo on your profile no one will have any idea what you look like, and with thousands of other profiles with photos they won't need to know what you look like. Your profile with no photo will look the same as thousands of others that get ignored.

Online dating is about marketing, and you're marketing yourself. If there are thousands of other singles marketing themselves better than you then they'll get all the interest.

The gay singles with a photo on their profile are getting contacted up to twenty times more than singles without a photo. That will be the difference between getting five messages a month, or a hundred messages a month. It doesn't take a lot of working out who will have the best chance of meeting someone offline for a real date.

The next problem a lot of singles need to get past is writing about themselves. A lot of singles just say the same things that everyone else does. If you have an interesting hobby then tell everyone about it and why you like it. It's these feelings here other singles will get to see and feel the real you. Tell them what you're passionate about, and if they relate to it then you have a good chance of being contacted.

To get a good idea of how to construct your profile just look at the profiles that are on the home page of the dating service, and the profiles that appear at the top of the search results. These profiles are there for a reason, and the reason is they get clicked on a lot, and the dating service knows this so they put them where they'll get more clicks.

If you get over your fears, and create a compelling profile that other singles want to look at you're going to have much more success with your online dating.

If you've never used an internet dating web site before just the experience can be a bit intimidating at first. To get used to interacting with people online you'll be better off using a free chat room somewhere first to get use to communicating online.

Once you get used to communicating online you're dating on the internet will become a lot easier. You'll have less barriers to get over because once you've interacted with other people online you'll want to do something more like post your photo on your profile. You'll enjoy everyone knowing what you look like rather than having a fear of it.

Whatever you do, have fun when you're using an online dating service. If you're not enjoying yourself you'll be better off leaving the experience alone until you really feel ready for it. That way you'll enjoy yourself more, and have a better chance of meeting someone.
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