"I equate online dating to looking for a job," says Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating."You'd want a rock star résumé for your perfect dream job, and you should feel the same way about your online dating profile." And the profile is just where it starts—we have plenty of expert tips, from sending the perfect first e-mail to picking your first date location.Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.
“Remember that getting ready for a first ‘meet-up’ takes as much time and effort for a woman as a real first date,” Davidson explains.
But while these are the perfect ways to get a conversation started, these classic gestures can’t be achieved online, so sites such as e Harmony give a whole host of new options for finding the perfect date.
So read on for some tips for making the best out of your online dating adventures.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.