True, there are all sorts of dishonest, cheating, no good, malicious, troublemakers on these sites with outdated photos, falsified profiles, and inaccurate marital statuses that you need to be aware of and on guard against, but they shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the benefits that online dating has to offer. So now that you’re online and ready to look for the “right one”, you need to make sure that your profile is up to par. The two areas that you can and must work on are your photos and essays, which are really the only things that potential partners will have to go on when deciding whether to expend valuable time and resources in pursuit of you.
Your online dating profile consists of three parts: 1. They will make assumptions, presumptions, and projections based upon a photo and a few hastily typed lines of text. It sounds pretty shallow and arbitrary, because it is, but it’s reality, so you might as well use it to your advantage and post the most amazing profile imaginable, and reap the rewards.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
That means that if you do, you’ll have an advantage over the rest of the online dating hordes.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.