Culture The Best Advice for Online Dating  

Samantha Dillinger
304 votes 46 voters 7.7k views 20 items

List Rules Tips for finding love on online dating sites

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.
1 21 VOTES

Choose Photos Wisely

Choose Photos Wisely is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Advice for Online Dating
Photo: via Imgur
Be selective with your photos and use images that are clear. Remember to smile, don't show too much skin, and ditch the sunglasses.
19 2
Agree or disagree?
2 19 VOTES

Reach Out

Reach Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Advice for Online Dating
Photo: via Imgur
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.
17 2
Agree or disagree?
3 13 VOTES

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Advice for Online Dating
Photo: via Twitter
Treat others how you'd like to be treated, or in this case, how you'd treat someone if you were face to face with him or her. The Internet is an easy way to say things without direct consequences, but that doesn't mean words don't hurt.
12 1
Agree or disagree?
4 26 VOTES

Perfect the Profile

Perfect the Profile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Advice for Online Dating
Photo: via Wikimedia
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.
21 5
Agree or disagree?