Getting back into the dating gaming is something that I firmly committed to during 2018, and I’m so pleased that I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something about the fact that I’d like to find a lasting and rewarding relationship.
It’s a little early just yet to know if I fulfilled my mission to find the one, but I’m confident that I made the right choice. If you’re feeling a little apprehensive about online dating though, you’re not alone. I felt exactly the same way – in fact, I mulled over the decision to sign up for absolutely ages! But it really can be so rewarding, and you never know the kind of adventures that are waiting for you.
Here are some of my best tips when it comes to making mature dating sites work for you…
Keep an open mind
Listen, we should all have standards. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you want and being unwilling to compromise on living your sweetest life. But sometimes, how we imagine our perfect partner to be can stop us from finding the happiness that we really crave. Before you write anyone off simply because they’re an inch shorter than you’d like, or they don’t share your obsession with football, take a step back and ask yourself whether this approach is really serving you.
Don’t be scared to arrange that first meeting
Ultimately, signing up for older dating sites should be a means to an end. You don’t want to find yourself chatting to people for months on end, only to discover that they’re really not what you’d imagined when it comes to meeting face to face. To make sure that you’re making the most of your time, set a limit to the amount of messaging you’ll do before deciding if you want to take things offline. Of course, it should go without saying that you need to keep safety in mind, and only ever arrange to meet in a public place.
Don’t be modest on your profile!
We’ve all heard stories about people telling a few porkies on their dating profiles. No one could really think that uploading a picture that’s a decade old would be a good idea if they were serious about starting a relationship. But what’s often much less discussed is the urge that many of us have to be way too modest. Use photos that you love. Don’t downplay how awesome you are to spend time with. At the end of the day, confidence is seriously attractive, and your chosen suitor is lucky to be able to date you!
It’s rare to sign up for a dating site and meet the partner of your dreams right away. But with a carefully considered approach, you could find exactly what you’re looking for. What are your experiences with online dating? Do you have any extra tips that you’re happy to share? I’d love to hear them, so do leave a comment and let me know!