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Updating Your Dating Skills

If you have not dated for some time, and you are now interested in online dating, it might be that your skills need bringing up-to-date a little. Below you will find some helpful advice for online dating.

You might be seeking love on the internet, but if you’re at all serious about moving into dating in the real world, then it’s important to not only highlight your positive attributes but to be realistic and use a little honesty in doing so. Using an old photograph from many years ago for your profile picture, or fudging your age, might initially draw more attention to your profile and bring more responses. However these tactics might lead to embarrassment and disappointment down the track, should you meet up with an interested candidate in person.

When looking at the profiles of candidates and communicating with them, make an effort to find out about their hobbies and interests, personality traits and qualities. At the same time, make sure to portray your own attributes honestly. A sense of humour and a light-hearted approach employed in the process can also help to make online dating more relaxed and fun.

Basically, it boils down to the age-old rule: of showing others the same consideration as you would like to be shown. Being truthful, showing respect and employing a humorous touch can all contribute to attracting that special friend who will value you for your own uniqueness and for just being you.

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