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4 ways to get what you want out of online dating

Without a doubt, online dating can be daunting. No matter how you see it, there’s always an endless stream of prospective partners who can outcompete you. While you may be excited meeting new people online, you might forget a few key elements that can guarantee online dating success. Here are just a handful...

Understanding what you want

Think of what you want to achieve before you start online dating. Whether you are after a casual or serious relationship, you need to be honest with yourself. Your profile may present you as a person after a serious relationship, but in truth, you are not. Having such a goal will determine the kind of people that will eventually be attracted to you.

Try finding out what they want

In this age of online dating, you need to stand out from your competition. While several people are on byber and many other dating sites for long-term relationships, there will always be a small percentage of individuals looking for something a little less serious. A person who’s only after hooking up may suggest a “movie and chilling” at your place or theirs, which in reality is a code term for sex. Try to establish meaningful grounds to your relationship through chatting for at least a few weeks before meeting up, during which time you can try to ascertain whether they have the same motives for online dating as you. You will soon be able to weedle out those who have different objectives.

Temper down your expectations

Some people assume online dating attracts liars, but that is not true. Go into every new encounter with an open mind. With that in mind, take any profile photographs with a pinch of salt. Everyone has a best angle and will naturally post these images online - it's wise to remember that when uploading your own photos too! Above all, remember not to judge a book by its cover. The best gauge as to whether a relationship will work is establishing a genuine rapport and meeting in person, so temper your expectations from the off.

Accepting rejection

If one of you doesn't click, this isn't a bad thing - after all, there are plenty more fish in the sea. Sadly, some people don’t take “no” for an answer. Not all conversations will lead to a date, and not all dates to anything long term. When you're online dating, realize that the person on the other side is also human and has interests, feelings, and preferences. Be respectful of their choices and don't try to force a relationship; you'll be much happier if you put that energy into finding the person who is right for you.

Online dating can be a minefield, but it's also deeply rewarding when you make a connection. The golden rule? Show respect to your prospective dates and treat them as you would wish to be treated. If you’re single and available, why not get the byber dating app and see who's out there for you today?

BYBER Team 😉

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