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Effective Online Dating Tips

Aug 17, 2007
The world just got smaller with the internet. Now you can easily find friends, expand your dating choices and meet new exciting people by using online dating services. There is a misconception that people using the online dating websites are just losers or desperate people. The truth is that online dating is an effective way to meet other singles.

So who are the people who use online dating?

Users of online dating services include
- Busy folks might just be too busy to go out and meet people
- People just wanting to enlarge their social horizons.
- People may have just recently moved to a new town and haven't had time to make friends.
- Extremely shy people
- And many more others

For whatever reasons might be, using an online dating service offers a fresh start. To fully make use of online dating sites, here are some better online dating tips that you can use to ensure you will make the best of this experience.

1. The Ancient Art Of Flirting

Since beginning of time, flirting is an important part of the dating game. Similarly online, the key to get what you want from an online dating service is flirting. Some of you might think that this is difficult, but it is actually much simpler when you do it online instead of face-to-face. To be great at flirting, just don't put pressure on yourself, stay positive and make it fun instead. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. Soon you may become a flirting master!

2. Yak Yak Yak - Simple conversation

Since there is no face-to-face conversation, much of the "talking" is done through chat or email. Although this sounds simple enough, some people tend to write endless messages with deep meanings which may turn people off. Instead write simple, short and sweet answers. Keep the tone of the messages to be light-hearted and positive. This has been proven to attract more successful online dates. Similarly when you are asking questions, keep them simple and easy so that people find them easy to answer. Humor is also an appealing feature that can lighten up a conversation. If you have a good sense of humor, use it with confidence. Remember, humor used with taste is always appealing and sexy to many.

3. Your Online Persona

Your screen name & profile are important in the game of online dating. Having an intriguing header message in your profile will put you miles ahead. For example, some header message that commands attention, something clever or philosophical that will attract a person want to click on your profile to find out more. If possible, creatively change your header message once every few weeks to attract different people.

Use screen names in your written conversation, not your real name. Find a screen name that you like and feel confident using. Emoticons are also nice, but they may become annoying or seem insincere if you use them excessively. Putting a photograph of yourself in the profile is also very effective to attract people.

4. Oozing Self-confidence

Being self-confident is a trait that many people like and is attractive to many. Using a self-confident tone in your conversations is another online dating tip. If you like yourself, others will like you too. However, be careful not to overdo it and hence becoming too arrogant.
About the Author
Lesley writes numerous articles on online dating at her website Online Dating Fun. Visit the website to more online dating tips.
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