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How to get the most of a dating website:
If you’re just starting out on your dating journey, looking for helpful tips and advice or simply curious about dating you’ve come to the right place! We have expert bloggers and articles covering the steps you’ll take, questions, date ideas, conversation tips and much more to help you along the way. Here’s a few pointers and helpful reminders to get you started:
1. Your Profile Photo
This is your chance to be in the spotlight! Begin by choosing the perfect profile photo to display to other singles. If you need to take a new snap, get hold of a smartphone and follow these tips to ensure you’re looking your best. Have fun, be honest and think about what makes you unique and interesting and make your photos count.
2. Get Text Appeal
You’ve got that initial attention, now it’s time for your personality to shine. Craft a unique, attention grabbing profile that leaves them wanting to know more. Don’t be shy, showcase your interests, avoid clichés and boring descriptions and get down to the real you to stand out from the crowd.
3. Search, Explore & Discover
You’re primed and ready to go! Now the real fun starts. There are a number of ways to find your potential dates. We’ll display some of our most eligible singles for you to browse, you can use ‘Shuffle’ to match with singles who also ‘like’ you profile photos and interests, or you can use the search function. Match allows you to filter for your perfect partner from location and age to body type and education - have a play and see who catches your eye! Always keep an open mind, don’t worry too much about ‘compatibility’ and you’ll be sure to find some fantastic people; from there it’s all up to you.
4. Be bold and make that first move
You’re in control! No matter your age, gender or appearance, it’s never too early to get in touch with someone you find appealing. Be bold and send that first message or let them know you’re interested with a wink. Keep things short and chatty to test the waters, remember that you don’t have anything to lose by reaching out and have fun getting to know the person on the other side of the profile; once you are ready, set up that first date!