Whether you are about to jump into online dating or you regularly keep an online dating profile up on several sites, it helps to hear from people with positive experiences and online dating success. In “How I Found a Boyfriend By Online Dating,” Jessica Wakeman gives advice to help people who are looking for companionship online. Wakeman met her current boyfriend online and prior to meeting this man, she had exclusive relationships with other men she’d met online.
Wakeman took a step that some women would not to achieve online dating success: She posted an online dating photo of herself with no makeup. She decided to do this after a man told her that men assume that the photo where a woman looks “least “done up”” is the one that shows what she really looks like. So Wakeman posted one photo that she honestly identified as showing herself without makeup along with other photos of herself.
Overall, she writes, “I put a lot of thought into writing my profile and it showed.” You might not want to follow Wakeman’s advice exactly, but she does give some good food for thought. Here are some of the other tips that Wakeman shared:
Know what you want. Wakeman decided she would be very honest in her profile because she didn’t want to waste her time with people who didn’t have the qualities she was looking for.
Be unapologetic about what you want. Wakeman had no qualms about not answering inquiries from online daters who obviously didn’t have the qualities she wanted. And she was polite in the way that she refused online daters who responded to her profile saying that they met most but not all of her requirements.
Know what you don’t want. Since Wakeman was clear on what she wanted, she was able to consider people who fit those requirements, but also had interests and backgrounds that were new to her. Once someone met her requirements, so was fine with going on dates with people whose hobbies were new to her.
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