5 Ways to Improve Your Online Love Odds
Post date: 2008-12-04
Whether you’re an Internet virgin or veteran, finding love can feel a little bit like hanging out at the slot machines in Vegas. We’ve got just the thing to help improve your odds in the game of love. Check out our advice below:
Lay it on the line: If you’re like many of us this time of year, you may be plotting ingenious ways to shed your winter hibernation layer. Or maybe you’re the type of gal who gives herself a temporary lift to help compensate for Mama Natures’ chintzy endowment. Just remember, when it comes to describing yourself online, be sure to lay it on the line.
Sure, you’ll be tempted to fudge the truth, but remember one day you just might meet your Mr. or Ms. Right in person. Then what? Be proud of who you are and what you’ve got to offer a potential date. Otherwise, your potential match may never quite get beyond the fictional you.
Grab those horns: When it comes to meeting that certain someone, why waste your time playing the waiting game? Grab that bull by the horns! Think about the last time something really good came to you’just by waiting around. If you’re serious about finding love online, take the initiative. Sign-up on dating site and make time every day to check out who’s online. When someone captures your fancy’ send them an email. Or casually invite them for an IM date. What have you got to lose?
Just do it: Sometimes we know exactly what we want in a date, but we don’t express it clearly to a would-be match. Take the time to write a thoughtful, witty and engaging profile. Carefully select and outline the criteria you’re looking for in a date. Then send your profile (just copy & save it in a word document) to a friend or two for their honest feedback.
Hit the road: Chatting online or by email can start to feel very comfortable. But before you know it, you start to wonder whether your online sweetie would pass muster in your offline world. If you’ve been chatting online, exchanging e-mail and burning up the phone lines for a few weeks, it’s probably time to explore your connection offline. Schedule something casual like a coffee date or brunch. If you’re feeling nervous that the online chemistry won’t translate into offline sparks, consider suggesting a hour to hour date. This will give you plenty o’ time to assess whether you’re feeling the love.
Play it cool: Ok, what if you meet, and you know he/she is the bee’s knees? Play it cool. Whatever you do, don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. Chances are your date may take a moment or two, or even longer, to feel that same connection. So, don’t scare them off with premature love declarations. There are some daters out there who believe the chase is half (if not more) of the fun. Be pursued. Enjoy every delicious moment of the chase.