It’s official. We have moved from the ancient age of meeting people at a bar, club, place of worship, through friends, etc. to the new age of finding love online — both on dating websites and on social networks. We are a perfect example of the social network part of this trend — we met on the social network that started it all: Myspace.
Now there are about a zillion other social network platforms out there, like Facebook and Twitter, where not only can you let all your friends and family know when you are going to the bathroom, but you can actually meet your soon-to-be wife or husband too! It has never been an easier world to find your mate than the one we live in now.
As for internet dating websites — there are so many different sites for all walks of life! Most are really easy to use (look out for an upcoming blog on picking the right site for you), and there are so many people doing it — don’t be one of the ones that fear it. The key is doing it right! Here’s our take on how to date on the net without getting trapped in one.
Don’t be a “fakester”
How many times have you found a hot guy or girl’s profile online and then met them in the flesh and… YIKES! Look for profiles that are the real deal. Yes, we know it’s not that simple — as anyone can be anyone on the computer. But ask for recent photos of them on the spot, or set up a Skype date so you can see them. This goes for you as well! Post CURRENT photos of yourself, not photos from 20 years ago and 20 pounds lighter. Be real to get real.
Leave the duck for the pond
Speaking of photos, for the love of Daffy please no more “Duck Face” photos or inappropriate photos of you half-naked lying in your bed. Don’t post photos of you looking in a mirror. Is it that hard to get a friend to take a decent photo of you? Look your best to get the best. Guys, we don’t want to see you with your “Bros,” and girls, we don’t want to see you posing with your cats. Simple, happy, normal photos. Save the drunken-night-in-Vegas photos for your scrapbook.
It’s all in the words
Now then, what to say about yourself? How about the TRUTH! Talk about what you love in life, what your goals are, what you REALLY want in a mate. Don’t talk about who got dumped on The Bachelor, how high the price of gas is these days or your ex! Look for profiles that are like yours. Write about your hobbies and interests so they come up as key words for others like you.
These are just the basics to get you going in the right direction for finding love WWW style. Always be safe when meeting someone, and just know that sometimes you have to kiss a lot of toads to find your prince.
To learn more about Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff read our bios by clicking our names, visit us on the web at www.SinHalo.com and www.DnRbrands.com and be sure to follow us @destinpfaff and@rachelfederoff!