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It’s Not Just About You A lot of dating advice centers on your experience, which we’ll tackle as you go through the steps. It’s helpful, and we’ll tell you how to come across as a good candidate—whether you know it or not. But it’s not all about you. Even if you’re a great person, your profile will still be a reflection of you, so make sure you’re careful about the things you write. A Great Profile Begin by picking a profile headline. Avoid the general, broad, or too-specific headlines on hookup apps like Tinder and OkCupid. “How to make your profile stand out from the crowd” works, but only if you’re targeting people with the same types of interests, job, hobbies, and location as you are. To get the most attention, offer specific insights about yourself, or general information about what you enjoy. While it may be tempting to write, “I’m looking for long-term relationships, preferably monogamous,” any warning is better than no warning. A warning also indicates to potential partners that you’re aware that a casual relationship may not be what they’re looking for. Don’t forget to complete the rest of your profile, as well! There’s no reason to go overboard, but don’t hesitate to include detailed hobbies, career, and even educational info—although a mid- or late-20s professional isn’t going to impress a 20-year-old. Connect with other users Flirting is a lot of fun, but you want to connect with the person you’re messaging. The best way to connect is to be a little vulnerable. This may be difficult to do at first, as it takes a while for most of us to open up to other people. If you sense that the person you’re messaging is already comfortable with the idea of opening up to you, try to go a step further. You can do this in a few ways: Send a good-morning message (or any message) the next morning. Send them a message with an emoji or emoji-style sticker (which everyone knows and likes) Ask them a question Send a photo Share photos of you doing something that you enjoy, like cycling. Still, try to be careful. The goal isn’t just to be relatable—the goal is to be relatable while still having a slightly aggressive, backseat driver air about you
While it’s easy to think of yourself as being totally unique, and that others must be pretty different from you, the fact is, there are some things you can learn about yourself and others that can help you on your dating journey. If you’re not yet sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got tips for picking up guys, getting a guy to open up to you, reading a guy’s signals, and more. 1) Tell Other People What You Like One of the best things about dating someone is the nonstop source of positive feedback we receive during and after every conversation, date, or major milestone. But we often overlook the power of compliments—it can be easy to assume that people know what we like, what we’re good at, and what we admire about ourselves. Next time you’re talking to someone, try telling them what you like about them. It’ll give you a chance to be a good listener and it will help you to prioritize what you really want in a partner. Don’t just think about the qualities you may see, think about the qualities you want. It’s hard to notice what you like about yourself, especially if you’re not looking for a relationship, but it’s much easier to spot someone else’s attributes. Let’s look at an example: my favorite book is The Fault in Our Stars. It made me fall in love with friendship and it showed me a very honest way of talking about love and heartbreak. It didn’t make me like the book’s characters, but it showed me a real way of talking about relationships. I’m definitely not going to fall in love with the book’s characters, but I feel like every time I read The Fault in Our Stars, I get a little bit closer to understanding myself and how I want to be in love. What do you like about yourself? What about your friends? Don’t just think about what you like, think about what you’re looking for. 2) Attracting Attention Sure, you can use your body to get attention, but there’s something to be said for simply using your presence to get attention. And it’s not only about physical appearance, it can be about attitude too. If you know that you look really pretty but you have to actively work to dress up in order to get attention, you’re not going to attract the best looking people. What you wear is important, but if you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, you may


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