Are you ready to create the life of your dreams? If you’re having trouble finding Mr. or Ms. Right, online dating might be just what you need to get yourself back on track and find your soul mate.
But while online dating opens possibilities, it can also cause problems if not done properly—that’s where my tips for online dating can help you overcome its challenges.
I have been online dating for a year. With that experience, I have discovered several tips for online dating that can help you successfully attract the love you deserve. You CAN find love.
Over the last year, I’ve met several very nice men and some not-so-very nice men. Some were total jerks, to be honest.
If you decide to use my tips for online dating, be safe and vet your matches carefully. Scammers looking to prey on lonely, vulnerable people roam this space alongside others honestly looking for their soulmates.
Telling the difference can be difficult for someone new to online dating. Here are the red flags to watch for:
- Scammers craft unbelievably beautiful messages to lure you in.
- Their profiles use fake images of beautiful or handsome people. You will likely find these images on other profiles and across the Internet.
- They use fake cell phone numbers.
- They ask for your email.
- They claim their camera or video apps are broken, so you can’t verify their appearance.
- They ask to use the What’sUP app because it is untraceable.
If you believe you are interacting with a scammer, report the account and delete them.
Meeting extraordinary people with shared values is possible despite the need to weed out scammers.
To attack the love you deserve, follow these 11 tips for online dating.
When meeting someone from online dating for the first time, always do so in a public place. This will help ensure your safety and allow you to see how the two of you interact in person.
Wait to Exchange Numbers.
When you first start talking to someone online, it’s best to wait to exchange numbers. This gives you time to get to know them better and build trust. Plus, it’s just safer in general.
Use Quality Images of Yourself.
First impressions are everything, so make sure your profile photos are sharp and reflect the best you. And don’t stop at just one photo–aim for three to five quality images that show you in different settings and doing different things. Avoid provocation images. These tend to attract those looking for hookups or wanting to share nude photos.
Decide What’s Important.
What’s most important to you in a relationship? What values are non-negotiable? What do you need in order to feel safe, seen, and heard? I want a partner who takes pride in his appearance. So, I delete any matches if their profiles contain shirtless bathroom selfies and images with them wearing t-shirts.
Write an Interesting Profile.
Your profile is your first impression on a potential date, so make sure it’s interesting and reflective of who you are! Consider the partner you want to attract. Write to them. I love to play golf and want a partner who shares that passion. Now, I have three dates lined up with golfers.
Ask for Their Last Name.
Always ask for their last name before you meet up with them no matter how much you hit it off with someone online. This will help you do a quick Google search to see if they’re who they say they are. Some have a large electronic footprint. Some have a small footprint. A small footprint doesn’t mean their account is fake or that they are a scammer. It means you must be careful and meet in public until you get a history.
Be Proactive About Health Concerns.
When you’re dating online, it’s important to remember that you don’t know the other person’s health history. I ask to see a Covid-19 vaccination card. As a relationship heats up, asking questions about their sexual history and sexually transmitted diseases may also be necessary. While this might feel uncomfortable, it’s an important conversation to have. And it honors your body and health.
Be Discerning About Personal Information.
When you’re first getting to know someone online, it’s important to be discerning about the personal information you share. You don’t want to give away too much too soon, as this can jeopardize your safety. After dating a man for three months, I gave him the code to my garage. After we broke up, he used the code to enter my home. I’m thankful it turned out okay, but I’ll never give out that code again.
Use Feng Shui to Invite Loving Relationships.
What is the relationship area in your home like? The relationship area is in the far-right corner of your home according to where your front door is. Place two of something in this area. I have rose quartz and two chairs in that area. I have two lush purple plants on my patio’s fair right corner. On my coach, I have two pillows close together as if two people are cuddling. Boosting the energy in the relationship area will attract your partner.
Understand Your Horoscope.
Explore your sign and discover which signs work best with yours. I am a Leo. That is fire energy. I connect most with men who are also fire energy: Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. My current romantic interest is a Virgo with some Leo. Virgo is an earth sign, and he helps me feel grounded. I’ve tried dating men with water signs, and it doesn’t work for me.
Process Past Relationship Trauma with EFT Tapping.
Opening yourself up to new love can be tough if you’re carrying trauma from past relationships. EFT Tapping is a powerful tool that can help you release those old wounds and attract a healthy, loving relationship.
Schedule a telehealth appointment with me if you need help healing past relationship traumas.
I offer telehealth counseling in Pennsylvania and telehealth consulting around the world. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, an advanced practitioner, and Newly Qualified Trainer (NQT) from EFT International.
Let’s get you on the path to attracting the relationship of your dreams.
Over the last year, I’ve met many good matches. And while I’m still waiting for my forever love, I’m happy to share my lessons and these tips for online dating in hopes that you find success and forever love.