Dating success tips
This person cannot be your Mom—you know she’ll tell you that you’re better than the singers on The Voice and that you looked good in those pictures from college after you gained the freshman fifteen. I cannot count nor tell you how many times men have asked me for lingerie or bikini shots, but I can tell you they are the men I am looking to date.Have a trusted friend or co-worker look over your profile and allow them the space to be honest. You do not have to send any photos you are not comfortable with.Listen closely, and you may not be so single come next February 14th.Whatever dating service you choose, take time to polish your profile, says Lori Salkin, dating coach and head matchmaker of YU Connects.
Being a sweet gal, I used to spend hours responding to emails from men by saying, “No thank you” and kindly explaining the reasons I did not feel we were a match. You want to ask questions, listen (red flags), see how you feel in the conversation and make sure the person on the other end of the phone is not certifiably insane. If you plan an extravagant evening with someone you have never met, you will regret it if he/she looks nothing like his/her photos, you have zero chemistry and the conversation is empty.
Avoid generalizations and be specific to stand out from the rest of the online crowd: “Instead of ‘I love to travel,’ say where you’ve traveled, how often you travel, if you do it for work or for pleasure, or where you’d like to go in the future,” she suggests.
Having lots of options is great, but the more choices we have, the less likely we are to make a (satisfying) decision, studies confirm.
And while there are plenty of benefits to being (and staying) solo, we understand the allure of finding that special someone.
To help you out, we've rounded up 10 science-backed, expert-approved ways to boost your dating prospects, whether you're dating online or IRL.