According to a 2013 study conducted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, about 35% of married couples met online. Online dating is the way to meet that special someone, but moving your online conquests offline in a timely manner can be a bit of a challenge. This article will detail how to increase your chances of moving your online dating to the real world within minutes in five easy steps.
1. Make interesting, honest initial contact. How many times can one be attracted to a “Hi” messages in one day? Stand out from the crowd by actually reading the profile of several people you find intriguing. Of course physical attraction will invite you in to the profile, but reading the profile is the key to making sure there are some commonalities in interests and desires. Once you’ve pinpointed that the attractive face also has some like goals and interests, and then it is time to make that initial contact.
Be intriguing and make him/her want to respond by starting a brief message like this:
“Greetings from the answer to your prayers! I’m NAME and I like going camping (something you actually like to do that was on his/her profile) too.”
“Good afternoon, Ms. SCREEN NAME. Why did you choose that name? I’m Joe and I chose my screen name because I love football. I see that you like basketball. What other sports do you like to watch or play?”
You get the point. “Hi” is not a good way to spark engaging conversation!
2. When your love interest responds, and he or she will, engage in more open and honest communication.
Explain why you’re on the site:
“I’m new in town and I’m looking to explore my new hometown.”
“I’m not really looking for a serious relationship, but we have a lot in common so you never know what our friendship could develop into.”
“I’m moving to CITY which isn’t too far from you and would like to settle in the area.”