6 Simple Tips to Get Back into Online Dating

6 Simple Tips to Get Back into Online Dating

Whether you’ve just gotten over a rough breakup or you’re shaking off the dust after a COVID-induced dry spell, reentering the dating world is no easy task. If you’re feeling nervous about putting yourself out there, you’re not alone! The good news is these simple tips can help you get back into online dating with more confidence than ever.

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Make sure you’re looking and feeling your best

Physical chemistry aside, you can’t expect someone to care about you if you don’t care about
yourself. Make an effort to exercise and eat right but make sure you’re putting just as much
effort into maintaining your mental health as your physical health. If you have insecurities about
your appearance, this can be a real hindrance. Treat yourself to a book or two on self-love and confidence. For thinning hair, there are plenty of hair loss treatments and adult acne can be controlled with over-the-counter or prescription treatments.

Think about what you’re looking for

While you’re working on yourself, spend some time thinking about what you’re looking for in a
partner and in a relationship. Consider your past relationships and reflect on the aspects you did
and didn’t like. Rather than making a list of physical attributes, think about the core values
you’re looking for in a partner and what kind of life you hope to build with them. Knowing who
you are and what you want will help you date with confidence.

Give your dating profile a makeover

Reading a dating profile is no substitute for an in-person conversation, but it’s important to keep
your profile updated so it presents an accurate reflection of you. Make sure you have a variety
of dating profile photos to choose from (no group photos please) and update your social media accounts while you’re at it.

If you don’t have the energy to write an extensive profile, pick a few key questions to answer. Intrigue them and leave them wanting to know more.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself

As you ease back into dating, remember the end goal. You want to find that special someone, of
course, but what’s ultimately important is that you’re happy. Take things slow and enter each
date with only the intention of getting to know the person as an individual, not just a potential partner.

Be open-minded about each opportunity and don’t rush the process.

Respect yourself and others

As eager as you may be to get back into the game, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Follow
local regulations regarding indoor activities and consider starting off with a Zoom date or
Facetime call. If things go well, you can graduate to an outdoor activity then discuss what you’re
both comfortable with from there. Pay attention to social distancing rules and keep your mask
handy.

Ask the important questions

As nerve-wracking as dating can be, it can also be exciting. Before you get caught up in the
excitement about a new relationship, however, it’s important to slow down and ask the important
questions – especially before being intimate. Hit the big-button issues like STD testing, birth
control, and potential COVID exposure. If you’re considering being intimate with this person, you
should care enough about their safety (and yours) to have an adult conversation.

Whether you’ve been out of the dating game for months or years, your initial reentry is bound to
feel awkward. Don’t worry – we’re all in the same boat! Dating may look a little different than it
did the last time you were out, but it’s more important than ever to experiment, have fun and live in the
moment!

 

Photos by Rosemary and Anna, for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles & Alyssa for Hey Saturday, New York City.

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Whether you’re into fashion and clothes or not, what you choose to wear in your dating profile pictures will reveal a lot about your personality and your vibe, as I told British GQ that time.

Clothes form an important part of your personal brand giving clues about your personality, your style, your lifestyle and even your social status.

What a great opportunity to share more about who you are and what you are about.

If the idea worries you a bit, I chatted with a lovely stylist this week to ask her for her top tips on what to bring and wear to make the most of your dating photoshoot. New blog will be dropping soon 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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If you’re struggling with this... a good - but simple - rule of thumb? Go somewhere you love, wear something you love, hold something you love and/or do something you love. Oh yeah... and have a laugh about it all with your photographer, it is kind of funny. We’ll do the rest...

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Your dating profile pictures are your premium advertising space

Imagine you are selling your lovely apartment online. Are you going to use those poorly lit, blurry smart phone pics you took when you had a party there once?

Ummm no, because you’d know that there’s no way people would appreciate just how lovely your apartment is.

Nothing has changed. Your apartment is still lovely but now only you & the people who visit IRL know that. People online have already moved on to look at another listing. One with beautiful, well lit pictures.

I’m not comparing you gorgeous people to apartments, I just think sometimes it’s easier to understand the importance of your profile with a different analogy.

I know you got this though.

But I shared some simple tweaks you can make to your profile pics over on Hayley Quinn’s blog this week for anyone who is still trippin’ over their pics.

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You’re only as hot as your worst dating profile pic.

Human nature dictates that while people are searching for your best profile pic... they are also searching for your worst.

And it’ll be that worst pic that holds more sway, when they’re deciding whether to message you or not.

So I’d suggest checking your dating profile now and deleting any pic you’re not at least 95% happy with.

I shared this and other gems over on @hayleyquinnx’s blog this week. Have you checked it out yet? And are you following her for her amazing dating advice?

Stay tuned, she’s written something super cool for the Hey Saturday blog. Coming soon.

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++ Be a scene-stealer on dating apps ++

In your dating app pics, an easy way to stand out from the crowd is to choose an outfit that’s is a real crowd-pleaser.
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