Use these tips to help navigate the realm of online dating.
Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.Year after year, tons of online dating sites have documented a surge in traffic during December and January—a.k.a.the height of "cuffing season." In fact, Match calls this time of year its peak season."There are an estimated 107 million single adults in this country, and at the New Year, many are inspired to make finding a relationship a resolution for the coming year,” says Bela Gandhi, founder of Smart Dating Academy and a dating expert for Match.This is the big one, because depressing though it may be, your smiling face is the first thing on which people will judge you.Relationship psychologist Honey Langcaster-James says: “Look straight into the camera and smile showing your teeth – this says open, friendly, healthy and confidence.” A recent study of the most popular profiles on dating sites showed 88 per cent are making eye contact with the camera in their profile picture.This year Match foresees hitting the most new memberships at P. on January 8, when 42 percent more people than usual will join.