Spring is a great time to start dating. The extra daylight helps people to feel more positive and proactive, which makes people want to socialize – and while they can’t socialize normally due to COVID-19, they can use dating apps and websites to connect with other people.
Are you ready to refresh your dating game? If so, here are a few tips to help you meet someone new this spring.
1. Find The Sweet Spot
When it comes to writing an online dating profile, more is definitely better than less. Multiple studies have found that people are more likely to match with someone who has written a profile, so if you want to find someone you should definitely take the time to write a bio – but try to avoid writing a wall of text, as many people won’t read the whole thing.
So what is the perfect length? Recent research found that the most successful dating profiles are only around 50 words long, so aim to write two or three intriguing sentences about yourself.
2. Message Someone Who Likes You
This may seem obvious, but various studies have found that you are more likely to get a response if you message someone who has already matched with you. So if you are struggling to strike up a conversation with someone new, go back to your match list and try looking at it with an open mind.
3. Add One New Picture
Want to get more matches? If so, consider adding an extra picture to your profile, as research has found that people tend to get more matches when they add more pictures. This is a really simple way to boost your dating game; just make sure to choose a flattering, high-quality picture that helps to show off your personality.
4. Make Sure Your First Message Is The Right Length
Finally you should ensure your first message is the right length. Sure, you could just keep it simple by saying “hello”, but if you really want to grab their attention you should send a sentence or two. This shows that you are genuinely interested in the other person, and it also gives them something interesting to respond to.