Online Dating Help
I've attended over one hundred 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 men 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, it simply means using a photo with a warm, friendly smile. I highly recommend getting a professional photo (you can get one as inexpensively as $99 from www.lookbetteronline.com) and combining it with two or three good-but-normal photos from your own digital camera. Use the professional shot 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-surfing guys, then paint a realistic portrait of you as he takes time to click on the additional photos and read your profile text.
Here are a few online dating sites I think are great (in no particular order):