Online Dating Help
I've attended over 75 weddings from couples who met online, so I truly believe it can be a successful medium. Sure, there are some losers, jerks and creeps online - as there are offline too-but you're only looking for one person. You have to have patience as you sort through the duds to get to the dreamboats. The key is to have the right profile that attracts the type of mate you're looking for. Here are 3 important tips to create an effective online dating or social networking profile:
1.Post your very best photos: No one can see your "inner beauty" or "the real you" from an online profile. Online dating is first-and-foremost a visual medium, so you must post the absolute best photos of yourself up front. That doesn't mean you have to be beautiful or handsome, it simply means using a photo with a warm, friendly smile. I highly recommend getting professional photos that have a "casual look" (you can get these inexpensively -- under $200-- from www.lookbetteronline.com) and combining them with two or three good-but-normal photos from your own digital camera to demonstrate a range of your looks from "everyday" to "best". Use one of the professional shots as your front photo, then combine a few regular photos on the secondary pages of your profile. This strategy will grab the initial attention of all those site-surfers, then paint a realistic portrait of you as he or she takes time to click on the additional photos and read your profile text.
Here are a few online dating sites I think are great: