But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.
In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people would rather see a big, happy grin in a profile photo than a sexy pout. One of the most frequent complaints about online dating profiles is “they may have looked like that once but they certainly don’t look like that now”.
Like, they like to show up exactly 11 minutes late, so they don’t look too eager, but they don’t look rude or like they tried to show up late. There are all these weird rules in place and you can get into your own head. Either your date will like you or they won’t, and if they don’t, who fucking cares?
” —"More than once I found out way too late that my date didn’t like the restaurant we were at, or the concert I got tickets to, or what have you.
If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.
Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter.
‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.
And they're actually pretty solid."I’ve gone out with a few people who were glued to their phone during the date to the point where I felt awkward carrying on a conversation.
I don’t care if you’re checking messages or whatever, but that just made me feel like they had zero interest in me.” —"I’m just as nervous as you, if not more so.