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Online Dating: How to Meet Your Perfect Partner

In 21st century Britain, the vast majority of us will have given online dating a go at some point. Although doing things the old-fashioned way still has a certain nostalgic appeal, the reality is that most of us won’t run into our future husband or wife in some picture perfect scenario. Instead, we’ll have to make the effort to get out there and find them, and one of the simplest and most successful ways to do this is by allowing technology to do the hard part for us.

This doesn’t mean every date you go on will deliver an instant connection and a fairy-tale happy ending but it does mean you’ll get the opportunity to meet lots of potential partners, and if you want to sort the gold from the dross, we have a few top tips to help you…

Be selective

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We know it’s good etiquette to give people a chance but, when it comes to dating, not every individual you meet online will be your cup of tea, and that’s perfectly okay. Rather than matching with everyone you can through apps and sites like Badoo, use the tools provided to refine your criteria and make sure you only match with those you’d consider connecting with in a real-world scenario. If that means discounting everyone who’s not aged 30 to 35 and living within a two-mile radius of you or deciding not to take a conversation further because someone doesn’t like dogs and you have two of them, you needn’t feel guilty about being fussy; you’re simply making sure you only invest your time in those who have potential as a future partner.

Keep a scoreboard

Yes, it sounds a little cold and clinical but it can also be a good idea to score the people you talk to online in order to gauge their potential as a partner for you. Don’t be afraid to have a really good think about your wish list of traits and to prioritise these based on how important they are to you. Lots of individuals find it helpful to develop a numerical system, allocating points based on how much of their preferred criteria each person meets. They then decide the lowest number of points a match has to score before they’ll go on a date with them so they only end up meeting those who offer a real possibility of a future relationship.

Be honest about yourself

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Finding someone who suits you works both ways and, in the same way that you won’t be compatible with every man or woman you meet online, not every man or woman will be compatible with you. It’s best to be able to gauge this from the off so that nobody ends up wasting valuable time on someone who’s never going to complement them in a romantic sense.

Be honest about your personality, likes and dislikes, and what you’re looking for in a partner, and you’ll make it far easier for your perfect match to find you.

What are you waiting for? If you’re luckless in love, try our three top tips today to turn your fortunes around and help you find that special someone. You never know – you might just change your life for the better…

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