Are you tired of being single and ready to start your search for love?
According to recent studies, you’re not alone. In fact, 55% of single adults in the US have used a dating app or website to find a partner. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming and discouraging. But fear not! The key to success is being proactive.
“You have to treat online dating like a job search,” says relationship expert Dr. Wendy Walsh. “You have to be strategic, take it seriously, and be willing to put in the time and effort.”
So, before diving into the dating pool, you need to have a great marketing plan. Your profile needs to stand out and catch the eye of potential matches. How do you achieve that? By adding detail about yourself, making the reader smile or laugh, and engaging them in some way. According to a study by OkCupid, the most successful dating profiles have a mix of personal and professional information, and they’re written with a positive tone.
“Don’t be afraid to show your personality in your profile,” says dating coach Samantha Burns. “It’s what sets you apart from everyone else.”
Another essential element of your profile is your photos. They need to be of good quality, show you doing activities you enjoy, and make you stand out. According to research by Tinder, users with at least three photos on their profile receive the most matches. And having a photo of yourself doing an activity you love can increase your chances of finding a compatible match by 78%.
But it doesn’t stop there. You also need to be prepared to do the searching and messaging. Don’t just wait for others to message you! And to access all the features of the dating site/app, become a paying member. Trust me; it’s worth it. According to a survey by Match.com, paid members are twice as likely to find a relationship compared to non-paid members.
“It’s important to invest in yourself and your love life,” says dating expert Bela Gandhi. “If you’re serious about finding a partner, you need to be willing to put in the time and money.”
When sending messages to potential matches, it’s essential to introduce yourself, find a point of connection, and share important details about yourself. Don’t forget to ask them to tell you more about themselves too. And always include a note about your recent photos.
At the end of the day, dating is a lot of work, especially online dating. It requires effort and attention, but it’s worth it in the end. And if you’re struggling to make it a priority in your life, we’re here to help! We offer profile writing programs, complete online dating takeovers, and other support services to help you achieve your relationship goals.
“Don’t give up hope,” says dating coach Erika Ettin. “There’s someone out there for everyone. You just have to be willing to put yourself out there and be open to the possibilities.”
So, get out there, be proactive, and put in the effort to find the love you deserve. As Dr. Seuss once said, “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.”