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This post was updated on March 5, 2015 to include information about Tinder and to clarify that no, you don’t have to quit using apps like OkCupid and Like everything in this Internet of things, there are lots of options! How to Start Online Dating Today With options that are fast, easy and most of all, affordable, online dating has changed the face of modern dating. In this post, we’ll help you get off the fence and take the plunge into the seemingly endless sea of online dating. We’ll also explain some of the differences between dating apps and a website, and how to make sure you’re meeting people who are right for you. Dating apps: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good There is no shortage of quality options when it comes to finding people on the Internet. At last count, there were 14 different dating apps in the App Store and 10 on Google Play. In the past, that number may have been more limited. Today, there are even more options, such as Tinder, which is still one of the most popular dating apps out there. All of these apps work pretty much the same way. You go online, choose a profile photo and sometimes a catchy headline, log in, and it presents you with a list of potential matches in your area. Some apps are based on messaging first, and some are more visual—that is, you are shown a potential match’s picture first, and you have to message them before they can message you. (Don’t worry—almost all apps allow you to turn off the ability to message someone first.) Once the initial conversation goes well, you just go back and forth with the other person on topics that interest you, and that’s it. In many of the apps, it takes a minute or two to make a new profile. In some, it can take a minute or more. It varies, depending on how busy the site is. It’s generally a good idea to keep your profile active on a dating app for a few weeks before trying to find a potential relationship. The Bad There are a few problems with dating apps. The biggest one is that it’s so easy to get caught up in the desire for instant gratification. I’ve been talking to people on dating apps since a long time ago, and over the years, I’ve found a few things you have to be aware of to avoid falling into that trap.
For the first part of this guide, I’ll give you the dating lingo and deal with the more hardcore stuff like phone numbers and what constitutes a good first date. After that, we’ll shift into relationship stuff like meeting in real life and how to set up a date with a new friend. But, before we get into all of that, you’ll need to meet someone. So, to make dating easy, follow these five steps. Dealing With the Hardcore Stuff First dates can be a little overwhelming. It takes a lot of confidence to put yourself out there, and what if you see someone you like and they don’t like you back? It’s easy to go into the abyss of doubt and negativity. But, that’s where you need to leave it, okay? Picking an outfit, putting on your best foot forward, and making sure you smell good is enough to get off on the right foot. As for setting up a first date, consider this your guide to meeting in real life. 1. Meet outside of work and on neutral territory. This is easy. You’re at a bar on a Friday night—who doesn’t want to see a person they’re interested in? As long as the bar is not so crowded that you can’t get close to your potential squeeze, this is a great idea. It’s also a safe idea. If you set up a first date in a crowded bar, you run the risk of someone getting upset, getting pissed, and having you back out. Unless you’re the kind of person who likes challenging situations, this is not the way to go. 2. Make it clear that you’re a match, but not too obvious. If you’re a fan of The Rules for Dating, then this will come as no surprise, but it’s important. As in, if they’re interested in you, they’re going to let you know. Don’t come on strong, but don’t be shy. Say that you want to meet people, or say something along the lines of, “I’d love to get to know someone, would you be up for dinner next week?” When they ask “why?” say, “I’d love to.” Now go home and throw up because you just set yourself up for a big disappointment. 3. Have at least one or two mutual friends already. You wouldn’t go on a first date with someone you didn’t know at all

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