Four Things I Learnt From My Online Dating Profile
It Is Real
Dating on the Internet imitates real life but with added benefits.
Imitation can lead to confusion and dangers.
So what are the better areas to focus on with my online profile?
Completing your online dating profile provides adequate information to other interested people. It is essential to be truthful. Take care never to divulge personal identification details for safety reasons. Move slowly in communication with other people is prudent. Decide on the characteristics is critical.
When you first join a dating website, many new members make similar first-time mistakes.
With the abundance of availability, in potential new online dates, these errors in judgement are easy to forget and move on to the next likely dating candidate.
But you can also learn a few new things and minimise these pitfalls, to maximise your online dating successes!
With a few small tweaks, you can start to minimise these failures and dating pitfalls.
We all know the Internet can be an exciting place, BUT it can also be a dangerous place.
The online space has its fair share of negativity and people looking to make a quick buck or dollar or Yen or Baht (insert your currency here).
Online dating is no different.
It's necessary to understand this fact and to keep your eyes open.
Be aware that the other person you're communicating with might not be the person they are portraying to be.
The same can be said for real-life dating too.
Many people try to give you an impression of a different persona.
It's human nature to want to impress someone who interests you.
It is OK to be impressed by dating profile photos and strike up a conversation.
That's a good thing.
With a dating profile, first impressions do count.
Just ‘put the brakes on' just a little bit and tread carefully.
Any website, whether it's for Thai Dating or another niche, could be thought of as a supermarket.
I mean that in a very positive way.
You have a wide range of abundance of different foods to savour. Internet dating is kind of the same.
We are all individuals.
We all have a rich history and have something different to offer everyone. We are the 'Fruits of the World'.
When you join a dating website, take the pace slow, connect with more than just one potential date and start playing the field.
You don't know what you don't know.
I suggest you connect and chat with people that you may not believe are who you want.
I say this because variety and difference is the spice of life.
You can have many different chats and messages going on with different people (ALL at the same time). It makes sense to get to know each Thai girl you contact, using a slow place as well as trying to confirm details all away.
Get to know them as well as confirming they are who they say they are.
Shopping Is A Good Thing
As I said before, you're now in an online dating supermarket.
Stop, test the product, and you never know what that taste test is going to reveal.
From personal experience, some of the Thai ladies that I have dated, I wouldn't have thought would be a good match have turned out to be the ones I've liked the most (including my current Thai girlfriend).
A bit like that 'life is like a box of chocolates' thing – you don't know what you're going to get so you might as well try a wide field of choice, huh?
Think About the Dating Profile
- You live in the real world.
- You don't have to follow someone else's guidelines.
- You are entirely free to choose your dating and life path.
- You are free to change along the way.
Change is always a good thing, despite human beings resisting it.
Take notes and re-evaluate who it is that you want.
- Is personality significant to you?
- Is body shape a critical factor?
It is OK if they are, and it's also OK if they are not.
It's more about being OK in re-evaluating.
Redefine your profile 'matching criteria'.
Change those criteria in your online profile; so that you can spend more time chatting and messaging. And then onto meeting the real potential online dating partners who you want in your life.
What's a Good Online Dating Profile?
- Keep It Real and Don't Embellish Yourself
- Be Careful - Don't Publish Your Private Contact Details
- Start Slow and Learn As You Go
- Test What's Working and What Isn't
- Modify as Required
- Take Notes How Others Respond
After all, this is all got to do with your life, your happiness and your future.
Make it count and enjoy dating.
Hi, my name is Martin. I have many friends in and traveled throughout the Asia/Pacific regions for the past 17 years. I am passionate in helping others with my insight and past adventures.
I hope you enjoy the stories I write and take a little something away from them. I've contributed to over 160 posts on travel, dating, marriage and relationships.