Take a Look: we know it’s tough to start dating, to go on dates, to follow up on dates.
The whole process can be difficult. Now add in matchmaking, online dating sites, and dating apps
that have that one tricky obstacle of not seeing the person up close, and you’ve got yourself a real
challenge. According to Cloudwards, the number of dating users grew to 323.9 million in 2021.
And it keeps growing. There’s some competition out there, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stand out.
That’s where we come in!
At Relationship.com, we understand that dating can be hard, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Below we have a series of articles dedicated to helping you and guiding you through it all. Whether it’s setting up a profile, messaging a person, learning how to end a bad date, or finding the courage to keep going, we’ve got you.
How to Conquer Dating Apps
Introverted men, successful women, and everyone in between all over the country have struggled with dating. Especially online. Using dating apps doesn’t have to be complicated. There are ways to use them in an effective manner that speed up results – it can be enjoyable, even.
In this article, we’ll go over issues people come across as they venture into online dating, and lend you some advice on your own journey. You can go through this list to find ways to better your dating skills, get better matches, understand people through the screen and get more of what you’re looking for.
How To Find Success in the AppsSo many people try to focus on just one aspect of the app. This could look like an obsession with photos, videos, messages, a strategy for swiping or prompts. It’s best to get to every aspect and examine how you show up online and what you’re looking for to find out where you’re successful and where you could use some help. People need to understand that it’s a numbers game.
After a while, you will statistically meet someone that’s compatible–but how you attract that person is a whole other ball game. Timing is everything. It’s so much more than that though–it’s also showing your true self–so that when you do meet, you’re coming off as original, not a catfish. Put some thought into who you are, what you’re interested in, and what you’re looking for before creating a profile.
When you have an idea of what you’re looking for, it helps a lot when it comes down to meeting the person. Instead of randomly choosing an app, go for what you’re looking for: someone religious, someone who just wants to hook up, or someone who wants a relationship. There are so many aspects of your profile that are critical including how you present yourself through images.
Be True to Your Hobbies, Interests & Life ExperienceLet’s talk about real life for one second. When people speak with you, there’s a complete scan happening. They’re taking in your height, your tone, your smile, your smell, your clothes–all of it. In dating profiles, some of these aspects fall through the pixels. Physical appearance though reigns supreme in dating apps and how your profile visually looks. If you’re big on personality and not feeling yourself in the looks department (please, you’re beautiful/hot/gorgeous/handsome) then keep that in mind. You’ll need to communicate your amazing personality in other ways–like prompts.
When you approach your real life though with the same gusto that you carefully assemble your profile, you’ll be fine. Take care of your body and your health. Do things you love to do. Go somewhere you want to go. When you take care of yourself first then the person you really want will rise to meet you. It’s like letting your dream job come to you.