Esther Moriarty, 04.03.2016

The best online dating tips – expert advice for online dating success

If you are new to online dating and are looking for a guide on how to get started or if you need some online dating tips for specific issues, EliteSingles is here to offer you expert advice in one place.

In recent years online dating has become one of the best ways to meet people you could potentially have a romantic connection with. Thousands of UK singles have fallen in love and built relationships with partners who they may have never met had it not been for initially joining an online dating site. Your chances of finding love online are now higher than ever, however, to make the most of this you may need some help from dating coaches and relationship experts along the way.

EliteSingles has put together our best online dating tips so you can put your best foot forward into the world of online dating.

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Tip 1: Answer the personality test honestly

In online dating honesty truly is the best policy; if you are not truthful about who you are and what you are looking for, it is unlikely that you could meet someone who matches your personality and relationship requirements. Our personality test is a key part of your success with EliteSingles. Its questions look into your qualities, present your personality to other members, and allow us to introduce you to like-minded singles.

When you join EliteSingles, make a concerted effort to answer our personality test honestly. That way you give yourself the best shot at finding someone who you are genuinely compatible with.   

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Tip 2: Write an intriguing dating profile

Successful online dating relies on your dating profile giving a memorable first impression. If fellow online daters quickly identify something attractive or appealing in your profile, prospects are good for future contact. An unexciting profile that fails to instantly impress, however, will be swiftly overlooked and forgotten.

Spend time perfecting your profile to best describe your abilities, interests and goals, so that you stand out from others on the site.

Tip 3: Add some flattering photos

One of the most important stages in setting up your online dating profile is choosing your profile picture. A recent photo of you where you look relaxed and happy is essential to your online dating success.

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Tip 4: Send some flirty messages

One of the online dating tips that is searched the most on the internet is what to say to someone who has attracted your attention online. If you've seen a dating profile of someone who has taken your interest, but are unsure of what to say to attract their attention, then initiating conversation online can be a daunting prospect. The best thing to do is find a something about them in their profile that interests you the most and begin by asking a question about that.

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Tip 5 - Take your online dating offline

After getting to know each other online, it is normal to be a nervous about what will happen when you first meet. Will they meet your expectations? Will you meet theirs? Will you get along as well as you have online? To put your worries at ease, EliteSingles has complied expert advice to help you prepare for dating in real life. From what to talk about to where to go, with our help you can turn your online dating success into a long-lasting relationship with someone you love.

If you follow these online dating tips, you’ll give yourself the best chance of connecting with someone you are truly compatible with.

Whether you’re dating in Aberdeen or on the Isle of Wight or anywhere in between, try local dating with us and meet exciting UK singles.