17 Great Date Tips
How do all of these people find success in love online? We want you to be safe and to fully enjoy all of the site’s features, so we have prepared some tips and tricks to help you succeed with ease.
1. Turn your dating profile into a magnet
According to dating experts, truthfulness, patience and a well-written user profile are the only things a person needs to find true love. A profile is your personal area on the site where you can place information about yourself and upload your photos, as well as somewhere you can describe what you are looking for in a potential partner. Your dating profile should answer basic question, such as who you are and what you are looking for. Be as unique as possible – tell everyone about your personality and character, and about the activities you love to get up to in your spare time. Be honest about this, and know that you do not need to break your neck to impress that someone special. Keep it real! The best way to attract other people is to write your information in a casual manner and show them you are as vulnerable and imperfect as they are. Your dating profile is 50% of the way to success. Carefully fill in your 'Status' and brief introduction, but remember to stay reasonably coy and don’t share excessively personal information.
2. It’s all about your main profile picture
Choose the most recent shots of yourself. Ask your friends to choose the photos to make sure you use the best image of yourself. Your Primary photo should be a head shot taken within the last six months. You can drag and drop the photo from your PC or upload it another way. Include if you can some photos of your last vacation, or show evidence of you having fun pursuing a hobby. Don't use photos where you are with other people; that way, other members will not confuse you with somebody else.
3. Use the power of giving
Explore our fantastic selection of gifts for all occasions, from sweet things to the flirtiest presents. These will amaze and flatter your crush and help you to stand out from the crowd. The more gifts you send, the more attention you get, and the stronger your social bonds become.
4. Keep chatting on the go
You can use our SMS chat feature to have conversations with users without giving out your own phone number. All messages will be sent directly to your mobile phone. To use this option you'll also have to save a phone number of yours, which will be used for chatting, and you should purchase one of our SMS packages. These may vary on our websites.
5. Be sociable and gregarious
Mingle with singles in chat rooms and in private with our easy-to-master IM tool. Chat to men and women who share your interests in our local and international chat rooms, then invite them to private video chats whenever you are ready!
6. Stay connected wherever you go
Have fun meeting new people right from your mobile phone with our iOS and Android apps. Locate all nearby singles who are up for a date.
7. Kick off the match stalking
Check out the Like Gallery, a fancy dating tool to like and become liked! Don't forget to check out all the mutual matches. You'll see all the eye-catching photos and enjoy browsing the site in a new amazing away.
8. Share your experiences and read dating tips
Talk with experts and other singles on a variety of burning topics on our dating forum. Find 100s of threads and topics to chitchat about and laugh at.
9. Always trust your gut
Always stop communicating with anyone who makes you feel apprehensive or uncomfortable or who puts up with unacceptable or suspicious behavior. Keep a bright lookout and don't trust anyone who seems too good to be true. If you notice any contradictions between a member’s profile and what they tell you or how they act, stop talking immediately and report the matter to our investigation.
10. Defend yourself by reporting suspicious behavior
You can help us make the site an even safer place to use. Once you notice a suspicious member, report them to us straight away, not only to protect yourself but to safeguard other users too. Click on a certain screenname and choose the 'Report’ option in their profile or alternatively send a private message to a Moderator.
11. Trust and be trusted
A Trusted Member mark in someone's profile means that we have verified their identity. The verification is made using various methods, including CC verification, or via a call to our Support team, depending on the site and country of residence of the member.
12. Behave cautiously in video chat and chat rooms
Meeting someone online is probably the safest method of dating. However, some people may abuse this possibility and try to behave in a sinister way. Don't hesitate to block such a member by clicking the appropriate option on their profile.
13. Share your photos on a case by case basis
Use the ‘Friends only' setting to make your photos visible only to members whom you have added to your friends list. Remember that provocative or extra-flirty pictures could attract the wrong kind of attention. In order to feel safe, make your photos available to people you trust when they request it especially.
14. Keep things private
Keep it together when it comes to how and when you share information. Never give strangers access to your personal information. It is a good practice to use a unique set of images for online dating: that is, the images you use for this purpose should not be present on any other website which contains your personal information. Therefore, no one can Google you and know your real name, address and phone number before you tell them yourself. Use our onsite Messenger to send and receive instant messages to make sure none of your online personal information is made available to other members.
15. Beware of swindlers
We need to warn you about people who use online dating services nefariously. Never feel embarrassed to report a member who seems to be trying to trick you into providing your personal or financial information. This can also include illegal advertisements, links to other paid websites, money requests or money offers. Such tricksters typically use female profiles, describing themselves as 'god fearing, real, honest, sincere, loving, genuine', or tell you a sob story or declare their love for you. Any of this type of behavior or activity should set off a red light.
16. Use the 'SEE ME, HEAR ME, MEET ME' technology
The audio and video technologies, available on the site, allow you to see and/or hear the person on the other end of the line, while maintaining your own anonymity. Use your camera to take photo shots of yourself and request photos from any new friend you talk to in order to check out how they look courtesy of the ‘Ask for a photo’ or ‘Ask for more info’ feature.
17. Meet somewhere safe
That is, meet somewhere public, obviously. If you're going on a first date with someone you met online it's a good idea to set up a ‘safe call’. Let your friend know where you'll be and who you'll be with. Meet your new friend in a busy, well-lit public place and don't get so drunk that you lose all inhibitions. If you're a girl, never let your new friend pick you up at home, nor should you let him walk you home. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or a little nervous, don't feel bashful enough to excuse yourself and leave. Take care of your safety first and foremost!
*The features described above may vary within the net of our dating sites.