Navigating the World of Online Dating: A Matchmaker’s Perspective
As a seasoned matchmaker and dating coach at Match Me Canada, I’ve seen it all when it comes to the mistakes singles make on dating sites.
Whether you’re new to the world of online dating or a seasoned pro, it’s easy to fall into these traps.
Here are the top 5 mistakes I see singles making on dating sites and how to avoid them:
Using old or misleading photos. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to online dating. Using outdated or misleading photos can give the wrong impression and lead to disappointment when you finally meet in person. Make sure your photos are recent and accurately represent what you look like now.
Not being specific enough in your profile. Being vague or generic in your profile can make it difficult for potential matches to see if you’re a good fit for them. Be specific about what you’re looking for, what you like to do, and what makes you unique. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Being too picky. Having standards and knowing what you’re looking for in a partner is important, but being too picky can prevent you from meeting the right person. According to a survey by Match.com, the average person swipes right on just 1 in 20 profiles, which means they’re missing out on a lot of potential matches.
Not being proactive. Online dating can be a numbers game, and the more people you message, the more likely you are to find a match. Don’t be afraid to reach out to potential matches and start a conversation. According to a survey by eHarmony, men are more likely to initiate contact, with only 20% of women sending the first message. With my service, whether we are working for men or women on online dating sites, we are usually sending the first message!
Not meeting in person soon enough. It’s easy to get caught up in messaging and chatting online, but it’s important to meet in person as soon as possible to see if there’s a real connection. According to a survey by OkCupid, the average person waits 3-5 messages before asking to meet in person. Don’t wait too long, or you risk losing interest.
Avoiding these mistakes can help you have a more successful and enjoyable online dating experience. If you’re looking for more personalized advice and support, consider hiring Match Me Canada for date coaching and online dating support.
Our team of experts can help you navigate the world of online dating and find your perfect match. As your online dating expert, I highly recommend it.
Rebecca Cooper Traynor,
Match Me Canada