I hear complaints from people all the time regarding the quality of users they're hearing from, or the fact that they're rarely hearing from anyone at all, and without fail, each time I have checked out that person's profile, it's a train wreck!
Even for those who do experience some success online, their profiles often could use a lot of improvement.
As an aficionado of online dating, and founder of Marry Me Already.com, a dating site targeted strictly at people looking for serious relationships and marriage, I am often asked how online daters can distinguish between people looking for that special someone and those who are just in it for a night of fun. Online dating can really work, with as many as one in six marriages today between people who met online.
The trick is in sifting out the diamonds from the ruffians!
So before you take the conversation to the phone, invest some time in reading his emails and profile.
How much time did he put into his profile, and more important, how much time is he willing to put into get to know YOU?
A frightening number of profile photos can be found that are taken from bad angles, have frowns on faces, or are primarily of the user's pet dog, frog, or a pogo stick.
Put simply, a quickly thrown-together profile with unflattering photos and misspellings of words like "Hi" (I have literally seen this spelled "Hie") is NOT going to cut it!
Simple and to the point, Victoria Milan, offers some pretty snazzy features.
One being the 'panic button' and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.
Spelling errors and grammatical blunders abound in online profiles; do you really want to present yourself as either uneducated or lazy?
Self-taken photos reflected off the bathroom mirror with poor lighting and dirty towels in the background rarely make a good first impression.
However, with up to 50 percent of all marriages ending in divorce, that's not exactly the case anymore—and online dating platforms are well aware of this fact.