Five Ways to Enjoy Online Dating – Staff

 

 

Five Ways to Enjoy Online Dating

 

 

Online dating can be fun, but it can also be frustrating.

If you’re new to the world of online dating, or if you’ve just been on a few dates with someone who’s not your type, you might be wondering what’s wrong with you and why you can’t seem to find someone who is right for you. But in truth, there’s nothing wrong with you—there are just some things that need to change about how you approach online dating.

I have seen many people struggling to enjoy their experiences and find someone they are compatible with. So That’s where I come in! We reviewed a psychologist specializing in counseling individuals new to online dating, here are five ways that will help you do just that:

1.   Find out Honest Motives for Online Dating

If you’re trying to figure out your motives for online dating, it’s essential, to be honest with yourself about them. This will help you make better decisions about who you want to date and how you want to date them.

For example, are you looking for a hookup or a relationship? Do you want someone just like you or someone very different from yourself? Are there certain traits that your ideal partner has that are non-negotiable? What would their profile look like if they were looking for someone like you?

It can be helpful to write down some questions that help you identify what kind of person would be the best fit for your lifestyle and personality. Then, think about how these traits might play out on an actual date with someone new. Once again, try not to get caught up in what others may expect of their “ideal partner.” Instead, focus on what makes sense for YOU.

 

Man and woman on a date in a restaurant near trees

2.   Be Yourself, Do not Exaggerate

It can be tempting to try and be someone else when you’re dating online. You might feel like your best self is too vulnerable or that you need to pretend to be someone more interesting than you are.

We’re here to tell you: don’t do that! Be yourself! Your personality is unique, and it’s what makes you special. Why try to hide it? Plus, if the person you’re dating doesn’t like who you are, why would they stick around?

You should never feel bad about being the person who loves cheesy rom-com or crying at movies about dogs—that’s just part of who you are. If someone doesn’t like that about you, they aren’t the right person for you anyway.

3.   Cut Down your Time Spent on The Number of People and Apps

When you’re online dating, you’ll want to limit the amount of time you spend on apps to avoid excessive communication with potential partners. You should also keep track of the number of people you communicate with and limit it to only those who have piqued your interest.

This will help prevent you from cyberstalking someone who has a lot of mutual friends with another person you’ve been talking with or someone who likes the same things as someone else on your contacts list.

You can also ensure that there aren’t any “red flags” for cyberstalking behavior by keeping track of everything. For example, if someone seems too eager for a reply or says something that makes you uncomfortable, make a note in your calendar so that next time around, it’s easier for you to recognize these red flags before they become a problem or send an email back letting them know how much effort they’re putting into this relationship when there isn’t one yet!

4.   Relax your Criteria and Initiate Contact; if you are Not Getting Good Matches.

If you are not getting plenty of suitable matches, you should relax your criteria and start contacting people. When you are on a dating site, it is important that you have many people that match your criteria. If there are not enough people who meet your standards, it will be difficult for you to find a date. However, if you become too picky and do not initiate contact with anyone, this can also cause problems in finding someone who is right for you.

It is important to find the right balance between being too picky and initiating contact with everyone on the site. If you are too picky and do not initiate contact with anyone, no one will know that they might be interested in dating you. On the other hand, if you initiate contact with everyone on the site and don’t take their interests into consideration, it can lead to some awkward situations when meeting face-to-face for the first time, such as having nothing in common or having only superficial conversations about topics that really don’t matter much when trying to get to know someone better over time (such as sports teams).

5.   As Soon as Possible, Try to Meet Online Matches in Person.

Meeting your online match in person is the best way to make sure that you are compatible with him or her. It is important to meet online matches as soon as possible because if you wait too long, then you might end up with no one else to choose from and be stuck with someone who does not fit your expectations or personality. This can lead to disappointment and frustration on both sides.

Both parties must be on board with the idea of beginning dating someone new. If one person isn’t interested in meeting their date in person, then things may not work out very well between them later when they decide they want something more serious than just an online relationship.”

 

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