As more and more people have discovered in the last few years, it is indeed possible to find true, lasting love through dating apps. Tinder, OKCupid, Bumble, Match…there are endless routes you could take to meet The One through online dating nowadays. Yet crafting the perfect profile and then honing in on the exact right type of partner out of thousands of options can be a challenge. And then there’s feeling comfortable on the first date, which is basically a blind date, so you want to make sure you’re prepared for that too. Let’s be honest: Technology is great and all, but starting a romance with the help of dating apps is just as complicated as it is the old-fashioned way. It’s simply…different!
With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a one-stop-shop for online dating advice. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to navigate any and all of the dating apps with confidence, which is always a good look. So first, read up on what to do and, perhaps more importantly, what not to do after you “swipe” on a potential match. (Hint: Don’t message for too long before arranging a meetup.) Then learn the essentials of a good profile and how to gauge your options. And for when you’re ready for that first date, discover the 5 questions you should always ask on a blind date as well as 3 safety precautions you must follow…just in case. Finally, get broader tips on how to make the most of online dating and then specific suggestions from people who’ve been where you are right now.
- Do’s and Don’ts of Online Dating: How Not to Let Men Waste Your Time
- 3 Simple Steps to a Great Dating Profile
- 4 Simple Ways to Assess Your Online Dating Choices
- 5 Questions to Ask on a Blind Date–Plus 3 Safety Tips
- 10 Ways to Get What You Want Out of Online Dating (via Cosmopolitan)
- 14 Pieces of Insightful Advice People Have About Dating on Apps (via BuzzFeed)
Now, you got this, so go have fun!