New to online dating
“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.
Ask your friend to keep an eye out for overused phrases.” Honey adds: “It's a good idea to emphasise your activities as people tend to be attractive to those who convey health and vitality.” It’s true – two of the most commonly used words in profiles on Ok Cupid are yoga and (slightly more intimidatingly) surfing.
But running, skiing, tennis, dancing and cycling were also rated highly.
Just like meeting a stranger in real life, you have to stay safe when you’re online.
Today, people are increasingly getting together through online dating — especially if they're over 50.
Various studies have found that older adults are the fastest growing segment of online-dating services. So if you're looking for love, this can be an ideal option.
Two years ago, she started charging for the service after people she didn’t know came to her for help.
With a master’s degree in social work from New York University and five years of experience in individual psychotherapy treating patients with depression and anxiety, Golden saw an opportunity to take on a more light-hearted trade.“All those skills transferred over to this work I’m doing now,” she said.Golden juggles a maximum of 12 clients at a time, charging them 0 for the first month of coaching, 0 for the second, and 0 for each additional month.You look like a new user and people who might have missed you before are more likely to give you a second look.” A final thought from Honey: “Don't be tempted to airbrush your picture or present yourself looking too much better than you do in real life, and give group photos a miss to avoid confusion.” It might feel a little awkward, but dating expert Peter Spalton says it’s a great idea to ask a friend to cast a fresh eye over what you’ve written – and not just to check your spelling.
“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.
The most important thing you can do is be yourself.