With the big V day approaching, many of you may be wondering if you will have a date or whether you will be left at home crying into your cocoa or something of a more alcoholic nature. The trouble with Valentine’s Day is that it highlights the fact that you are single so you either have to deal with the fact that you might be single or take positive steps to make sure you aren’t and find yourself a date.
What are you waiting for?
Online dating is the quickest, and most effective way, to get a date in time for Valentine’s Day. You can join immediately, fill in your profile and then get matches almost straight away. Once you are matched with someone that you like the look of then you can start up an online conversation. This can all take place within a matter of hours. Don’t waste time though. Ensure that your profile gets you noticed for all the right reasons.
Create the Right Impression
Your profile is your chance to create a good impression, so it is worth doing it well. In fact, the more information that you provide and the more interesting that you make it, the more likely that you are going to be matched with other local singles. Make sure that you include all the elements of a good profile though:
- Choose the right profile picture – this is the first chance people have to see what you look like. You can tell a lot from a good picture. Don’t use a picture that you took through Snapchat with an amazing filter! This won’t give potential dates a true impression of you.
- Give enough details – filling in your bio with just a couple of lines is not going to give someone enough information about you. You need to ensure that you give plenty of detail about yourself, what you like, what you don’t like and what you are looking for.
- Use the right keywords – there is much evidence to support using specific keywords in your online dating profile will enhance the number of profile views that you get. Exercise is one prime example of this. If you are an enthusiastic runner or enjoy Zumba or Pilates, then include this in your profile.
Once you are happy with your profile, get a friend to check it out. They will be able to tell you if you have missed anything or perhaps if you could make more of it. A good friend will also tell you if you have over-egged it as well!
Sit Back and Wait for Your Matches
Once you have created your profile, the online dating website will work out those local singles that you are most likely to get along with and match you with them. If someone likes the look of you, or if you like the look of someone, you can start an online chat. This gives you an excellent opportunity to get to know them better and to decide if you like each other enough to meet. It may take a few days for you to decide that you want to take the next step, it may be much sooner than this. At worst, you will decide that you don’t want to meet and move on to the next eligible single waiting to meet you. That’s what so great about meeting local singles online; there are often more than one that you are likely to get on with. It’s not like you are planning on marrying them right? At the moment, you want a date for Valentine’s Day. Anything else is a bonus.
If you are still reading this and haven’t reached for your mobile phone to sign up for a local dating website then what are you waiting for? With Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away you need to get on with it. The quicker you get signed up for an online dating service, the more chance you have of finding that romantic date that you are looking for. If you are really lucky, it may turn out to be more than just the one date, and you may have many more Valentine’s Day dates together.