How to Make Good Contacts on Dating Sites

Many new relationships start online.Many new relationships start online.

Internet dating makes it possible for thousands of individuals to scour the web in search of someone to connect with. While many are seeking casual encounters, countless people join dating websites hoping to find true love. The Internet dating pool is immense, so it is not possible for you to connect with everyone who has an online dating profile. To make good contacts on dating websites you must implement strategies that increase your chances of meeting men and women who you have a high likelihood of connecting with.

Choose a reputable website designed for individuals seeking long-term relationships. You will increase your chances of making contact with people who are open to marriage and ready to commit.

Be exact and honest in your profile. Potential contacts will be turned off by vagueness and deceit. Use a recent photo and be specific when you describe your personality, likes and dislikes.

Look through profiles thoroughly before initiating contact. If you are seeking a genuine connection, take the time to review the profiles of each individual who sparks your interest. Make sure that the prospect is seeking the same type of relationship that you are and that you have things in common before reaching out.

Email prospects instead of instant messaging or flirting. A well-crafted email is more personal than a flirt or an instant message and shows prospects that you are serious about connecting on a deeper level.

Screen your prospects before meeting them in person. Contact your prospect multiple times by video chat, email or phone. Decide whether you want to meet the prospect based on the chemistry that you have with him.

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  • Revise your profile regularly to make more contacts. Keep an updated picture on your profile and revise your personal information, likes and dislikes often to stay active in your online dating community.


About the Author

Before starting her writing career, Tanya Brown worked as an eighth-grade language arts teacher. She also has a background in nursing, with extensive experience in urology, neurology and neurosurgery clinics. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and is pursuing her master’s degree in educational psychology.

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