The profile picture and bio
When you are on an online dating platform, the first thing that catches other users’ attention is your profile picture and your bio. It is therefore very important to keep both real. Too much editing, putting a fake picture or a picture of your younger self is an absolute disaster. A bio is what presents you as an ideal candidate. Therefore you have to be very smart, avoid cliche, and lies while describing yourself. If needed choose a profile picture and write a bio before uploading it online and ask a friend, preferably one from the opposite sex, to give his or her view. You will then get an idea how it will work online.
Maintain an air mystery
Online dating is almost like dating someone in real life. Imagine you meet a person for the first time and he or she is nothing but an open book. Now compare it with a date who likes to maintain an aura of mystery. Doesn’t the latter sound more interesting and promising? The same is the case with online dating. Instead of letting the person know everything about you on the first online date itself, you should keep something for the next meetings. The other person should be curious to know what’s next. That is how one date will progress to another.
Avoid making sexual jokes or innuendos
In case you have used online dating platforms earlier, you would not be surprised to find how common it is for people to use such platforms to make sexual requests. This is an absolute no-no. Refrain from making sexual jokes and innuendos and of the other person does the same, ask him or her politely not to do so again.
Don’t be too dramatic or too reserved
Now, some people end up being too dramatic or too reserved when they are on an online date. We can understand why they behave so. First, it’s not easy for someone to depend on a phone or a laptop to find romance. Therefore, they freeze and end up acting and talking funny. The best way to avoid that is by letting the other person lead the conversation. That would spare you from the trouble of finding a topic. But this does not mean that you would totally embrace a vow of silence. Try to express your opinion and views without being too forceful or dramatic. Keep the tone of your voice normal and the conversation light.