Three Online Dating Tips You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

Dec 21, 2012 13:55:50Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Three Online Dating Tips You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

You already know to choose a public place for your first date, and you've been told over and over again to never trust someone who won't show you more than one face picture. If you're looking for some online dating advice for women that you haven't come across, however, then you're in luck. Below, we offer some tips and tricks you probably haven't come across before.

1. The Art of Omission
It's important to be honest about yourself when creating your online profile, but that doesn't mean you have to bare your soul on your page. Be sure to leave out a few interesting facts and tidbits about yourself. Otherwise, you may find that when you meet up for a date in real life, you don't have anything new to talk about, which is a surefire way to bore your new date.

2. List Date Ideas, Not Interests
If you find yourself writing the words "I love the outdoors" or "I'm big into travel," then you're making a mistake. Your profile should be like a well-written advertisement, meaning you need to find the way to show how unique and interesting you are in an interesting and unique way. One way to do this while still letting potential daters know what you're into is by listing date ideas. Writing things like "I'd love to meet someone who would enjoy a week camping in the woods, survivalist style," will let people know that you're a serious outdoor enthusiast.

3. Follow The Order
You have probably heard that it's best to move to an "in real life" date as soon as possible, but we recommend following "the order": first online messaging, then a phone call, then the actual date. Having a chat on the phone can help you get a better feel for the person and see if you're a good match. However, make sure you use a virtual phone number, rather than giving out your personal digits. Having two phone numbers on one phone is a basic safety measure for all online daters.

The next time someone tries to give you an everyday tip for online dating, you can let them know that you've got your bases covered. These three tips will not only help keep you safe, they may give you an edge over other online daters who haven't been thinking outside the box.