There are three questions that you should ask yourself about free online singles’ searches for considering online dating. They are all personal to you and must be answered honestly and completely before you begin if you are really serious about meeting your soul-mate online.
Are You Ready?
First, are you ready to present yourself to the online dating world with photos and a profile? Most guys/gals won’t seriously consider even talking to you without a photo. They may send you a “wink” or a “smile” or a “halo” (if you’re on a Christian dating site), but most won’t look your way a second time without a photo. After all, we are all mostly drawn to someone’s physical attractiveness first. Not always, but most of the time we want to “see” who we are talking to – even if it is just online.
So, fair is fair. If you want to begin online dating you must be able to present yourself in the best light possible. Do you need to go get a haircut (guys) or get a new “do” (girls). If so, go do it and then have someone take a photo of you. Start with a head shot and then take one full-length. Make sure the photo is current and not your high school prom picture. Believe me, people will know and you will just embaress yourself. Make yourself as attractive as possible and just do it – upload that photo or two. The more photos the better you look and the more confident you appear.
When you write about your interests and your likes and dislikes, hobbies and church affiliation (if a Christian dating site) above all – be yourself and be completely honest. You want to attract someone that you would want to spend a lot of time with, so be honest about what you like and don’t like. The sites are designed to help guide you through this process so it won’t be that difficult.