online-dating-safety1Is it time for you to jump into the world of online dating?

If you’ve never been in love, or you’re recovering from heartbreak, it might be time for you to jump into the online dating world. We’re all looking for that special person that makes our heart skip a beat. But when it comes to dating—online or not, you might have to work just a little harder to find her. Dating sites like Moovz, SCISSR, and PinkWink give you the chance to meet the woman of your dreams. So don’t miss out.

Dating isn’t easy, and you know what? It shouldn’t be. You want to find someone you’ll be spending your life with and maybe someday you’ll introduce this person to your family. So when the time comes to give online dating a try, here are a few tips to remember when you’re on the hunt for HER.

Setting Up a Profile

If this is your first time setting up a profile, don’t be afraid to ask for help with it. 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or even review their profile. Women are especially likely to ask a friend to help craft the perfect profile. 30% of female online daters have done this, compared to 16% of men. It’s okay to ask for help. You want to make sure you present yourself in the best possible light.

Know That It’s Not Going to Be Easy

Nothing great in life should be easy. At times, a date can feel more like a job interview. If you’re starting to get into online dating, you’re not alone. Over 40 million Americans use an online dating service. So when going in, know that you’re not the only one looking for love. You are part of a large pool of others in the same situation. But keep that head up high—she’s out there.

Don’t Fall for the First Person You Meet

You’ve already come to terms with dating, so you shouldn’t be quick to jump into a serious relationship with the first woman you meet. Sex is one thing, but thinking she’s the one and texting her like crazy is another.

It’s understandable that you want to find love, and that’s why you should take your time and look around. You shouldn’t settle for the first girl you meet. If you find yourself liking her right away, ask yourself, Could she be the one?

Be Yourself

While first impressions count, you need to meet the woman behind the profile. Take her out for a drink. Get to know her. And she needs to get to know you, too. Which means: Always be yourself on a date. You should never have to pretend to be someone else. If she doesn’t like the way you act, she’s not for you. People trying hard to be someone else while dating might just lose themselves along the way.

First impressions are important because you want them to fall in love with you, not a character you’re playing. If it doesn’t work out with the first person you date, move on to the next. 44 percent of adult Americans are single, according to U.S. Census figures. This means there are over 100 million unattached folks out there. So, if you’ve ever worried that there’s nobody out there for you, know that there’s hope. For all of us.

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