In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant need for social distancing, more and more people are embracing the idea of online dating. There are tons of dating tips for women about online dating but not many for men.
Navigating the world of online dating from a male perspective can be challenging – what will make her laugh, how long before I can ask her out – without seeming creepy, that is. In light of this, we have spelled out some online dating tips for guys.
Avoid Making A List In Your Bio
There is a need to have an online bio that captures the attention of women you are hoping to attract. Keep it colorful and in paragraphs because using a list format makes you look lazy. Let the bio capture who you are, what you are looking for, and your current situation. There is no need to state what you are or are not looking for. Nobody wants to read what your ex was. It is okay to know what you re looking for; whether a serious relationship, casual hookup, or friend with benefits. Pick what suits you and build your profile around that. Be strong and confident enough to know what you want and go for it.
Aside from the fact that they’re sleazy, showing off your hot body will attract the wrong crowd especially if you are trying to score something serious. One selfie is too many, if you genuinely can’t find a picture – get one of your friends to take one next time you’re out.
Your Profile Picture Speaks
A profile picture is a must because profiles with missing pictures look dodgy and are treated as suspicious. Go for a clear picture of yourself and no one else, make sure it’s recent, ideally taken in the last year and if possible outdoorsy. Also, when you take a picture for your profile, make sure your eyes are visible. Men are 19% more likely to bag a date if their profile picture was taken outside. Don’t have pictures of your cars or other trophies and don’t crop out former significant others and leave behind a hand on your shoulder
You have two options here: be honest and attract people that appreciate you for who you are. Be honest from the beginning! Kindness truly is hot, so if you’re trying to impress a woman, that’s an excellent place to start. Or two, lie and eventually get caught out, blocked, and most likely end up back at square one.
Show, Don’t Tell
You don’t need to brag about the characteristics or superb traits that make you a great catch. There’s a difference between saying “I’m a really funny guy,” and sharing a hilarious story on your profile. If someone tells you they are cool, one thing you can be sure if is, they aren’t.
Converse As You Would In Real Life
When exchanging messages, it’s important to avoid text speak and physical compliments. Poor grammar and incorrect spelling are also a huge turn-off and make an awful first impression. It is easy to think that phrases like “ur hot” and “omg so sexy” flatter the receiver but the truth is women read these types of messages all the time. If you want to stand out, get more creative, and address their interests over their looks. Do not go straight for the “nudes?” message, and for the most part, refrain from asking for sex at the initial stage. It’s one of the worst ways to start a conversation.
If You Like Her, Ask Her Out
If you’re feeling a connection, make a concrete plan to meet up. Don’t just ask for her digits as a next step. Why move potentially awkward conversations from one platform to another? Getting to the point and meeting up to see how you jive is much better.