When you meet someone online remember that they, like you, are looking for just the right person. They too have posted resumes on several dating sites. They too have been chatting online with several new found friends. You will want to set yourself apart when dating online. Do things and say things that make you stand out in a positive way. You want to make a great first impression both when you meet online and when you meet face to face. But to set yourself apart when dating online remember to be considerate, thoughtful, and just plain nice. You can flirt but do not be too forward. You can tell jokes but avoid off color jokes that may label you as rude, a boor, or just plain stupid. Set yourself apart when dating online by presenting a positive image of yourself from the start. Here are a few dos and don’ts for making a great impression that can lead to a hot first date a long term friendship, and a satisfying lifetime relationship.
Create A Positive Image
Start with the photo that you post with your resume. Pick an attractive photo. Do not go in for semi-nude photos or something obnoxious or rude. Your approach should not be to search for the most desperate person who will accept anyone just to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. If you do not have an attractive photo consider having someone, maybe a professional photographer, take one. Think about the image that you want to present. The photo can be an action shot or a formal picture of you all dressed up. Think about the image that you want to present and post a photo that matches. Then carry through with presenting the image when you post your resume and when you start chatting online with your new found friend.
Do Not Do Or Say Too Much
Confidence wins in dating. Do not tell too much about yourself. Ask questions and let the other person tell you about themselves and ask about you. Often times less is better. Keep a little mystery early in the relationship. Always remember that your new friend may well be chatting with and checking out one, two, three, or more other people. Try not to fall into the middle of the herd. Rather than asking questions bring up a subject that your find interesting and try to discuss it with your new friend. If he or she is absolutely not interested in the things that you like it can be a quick and easy test to help you decide if you want to take the relationship to a face to face level or bow out early. On the other hand if your new friend likes what you like and enjoys chatting with you about fun things it may well be time to move on the a face to face meeting. After you set yourself apart in online dating and set up a real date make sure to follow through with the tactics that give you a positive image and then simply have a good time.