The Best Advice for Online Dating

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What are the best tips for successful online dating? This list ranks the top online dating advice. Though online dating has become one of the top ways to meet a match or new partner, there are plenty of online dating mistakes you should know about and avoid. These days there are thousands of ways to meet someone online, but how do you turn an online relationship into something that lasts offline? Read on to find out the best online dating tips.
 
In recent years, online dating has become a staple to traditional dating. While it was previously seen as something that only single parents or busy executives would use to meet other similar individuals, online dating is now as mainstream as ever. The truth is that most people supplement regular dating with online dating, and why not? It's a great way to meet people you might never have come across just by going to a bar. Online dating is beneficial for those who want to cast a wide net, yet it encourages selectivity because you don't have to go on any dates that you aren't interested in.

What are some online dating tips to keep in mind when logging on? Cast your votes below for the best advice when it comes to online dating, or add the advice you think is foolproof if it isn't already on the list.
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    Perfect the Profile

    Perfect the Profile 
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    A well-written dating profile can take several tries to get right, but don't get discouraged. Just as you'd like to give someone a good first impression by dressing well and acting polite, a good profile should do the same.
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    Choose Photos Wisely

    Choose Photos Wisely 
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    Be selective with your photos and use images that are clear. Remember to smile, don't show too much skin, and ditch the sunglasses.
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    Don't Forget to Update

    Don't Forget to Update 
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    One of the most common pitfalls of online dating is out-of-date profiles, and especially out of date pictures. Update your profile periodically to reflect life changes, or your new haircut.
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    Reach Out

    Reach Out 
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    You may have a great profile, but it's important to be proactive and send messages to the people you're interested in. Reach out to multiple people if you feel comfortable, to cast a wider net.
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    Keep It Short

    Keep It Short 
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    Your profile doesn't have to be a novel; remember that you should be painting in broad strokes. That can also be said for the first message you send to someone.
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    Spellcheck

    Spellcheck 
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    An easy way to get someone to judge you unfairly is having a profile or message riddled with errors. Mistakes can signal that you don't care about what you're doing, so be sure to proofread everything before you hit send.
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    Keep It Light

    Keep It Light 
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    Being positive is key when it comes to online communication. You don't want to come off like a creep, so choose your words wisely.
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    Don't Fall for a Profile

    Don't Fall for a Profile 
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    So you've found the perfect profile and you think they might be your match, but you get hung up when they don't answer your message. Remember that it's just a profile and move on.
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