Top Tips for Tackling Online Dating

Top Tips for Tackling Online Dating

It can be difficult to tackle online dating. Despite there being hundreds of sites to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones will work for you. assures that each user on their site is 100 per cent verified, making it easier to meet your match!

Founder, Eden Blackman, has given us some great tips to help you on your way along your online dating journey.

He says, “I’ve personally experienced the world of online dating with tales ranging from bizarre to sublime. Online dating needn’t be trivial, clunky or ugly if you follow a few key rules.

“The small things can make all the difference and help you start connecting with all those guys and girls looking to find love.”

Choose your profile picture wisely

Twenty eight per cent of the nation admit to using a profile picture that is over three years old. Make sure your photo is recent and accurate. It’s natural to want to put your best photo forward, but remember to keep it real! It also pays to add some extra photos to your profile, reflecting your different interests and hobbies.

Honesty is the best policy

Fifty seven per cent of those who have dabbled in online dating admit to having lied in their profile. If you’re serious about looking for love online, stick to the truth. The little (and not so little) white lies always have a way of catching up with you. If you’re struggling to craft your profile, ask a good friend to write a couple of sentences.

Create talking points

Sometimes it’s the simple things that can be the most engaging. Music, videos and holidays are all great conversation generators. allows you to select your top fives to add to your profile, so you can get chatting straight away with like-minded people. There’s no need to reveal the intimate details of your life straight away, so try and keep the conversation light hearted. It’s also a good idea to talk over the phone before your first date as this often gives you a good feel for someone’s personality

Ask the right questions

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions to ensure you are getting to know the real person. requires new sign-ups to complete a self-verification process before access to the site is granted, however other dating sites don’t offer the same security. Asking lots of questions also shows that you are genuinely interested in the person, so don’t hold back.

Arrange a no-pressure first date

Make sure you meet on neutral ground in a public place, where you feel comfortable. Always tell a friend where you’re going, who you’re with, and even plan your route home ahead of the date. We recommend meeting for a quick coffee to start with.  If you want to grab another drink or go on somewhere else then you can; but if there’s no chemistry and you’d rather make a dash for it then you’re not stuck in an awkwardly long dinner! Remember to relax and be yourself. Online dating is meant to be fun, so enjoy yourself!

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