Online dating cast
So if the wide-net approach hasn't worked for you, may I suggest at least the old-fashioned, single-target method?
Obviously I can't make any promises, but who knows, maybe without another prospect constantly on deck, you might find that you're actually more attracted to the one who's sitting right across from you.
), but it gives the impression that you have nothing to hide; confidence is always attractive.
While the pictures you post should be clear—giving the viewer an accurate glimpse of what you really look like—don't completely discount self-taken shots (the ones where you hold out your camera to take your own portrait).
As of now, both my friend and I are still single, so I guess neither of us can claim to have the superior method. You know how, when you have 200 channels on TV, you end up surfing through *all *of them?
To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, you're not looking for what's on, you're looking for what is on. When you go for the blitzkrieg approach, a lot of people are never happy with what they find because they never know what they might encounter the next day.
If someone is new to a site, his or her profile is often featured in the community and the person becomes inundated with e-mails.
So, assume that your interest hasn't had time to open your message.
It may sound like serial dating, but if you're interested in really connecting with somebody, then there's nothing wrong with going out with several people at a time." Keep in mind, too, that most of the time you're paying for these sites, so getting your money's worth means being efficient about seeing who's out there.4.Obviously this reduces my total number of potential matches, but I don't really see that as problematic.I've always felt that wide-net dating practices tend to dilute your ability to make a decision. The biggest reason that I don't like dating more than one person at a time is that it fosters what I like to call channel-surfing syndrome.Make a Move In your initial e-mail to a potential partner, it's crucial to indicate that you've read his profile and took an interest in it.According to Ok Trends, the top three phrases in initial e-mails with the highest response rate are "you mention," "good taste" and "noticed that." So, describe something that resonated with you from his profile, advises Spira, but avoid physical compliments because "they seem too clichéd." And keep it brief: Ok Trends found that the ideal first message length is only 200 characters, or one minute's worth of typing for the average writer.
The shortest messages get the best response rate; the reply rate goes down as messages get longer.