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If you are new to online dating or are still deciding whether or not you even want to use the Internet to meet people, we thought we'd put together some information to help you take your next steps. Forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes, the more you understand about how something works, the more you will get from using it. Here are our top 5 tips to get you started:

1 START WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
As with anything you try, going into it with a negative attitude will limit what you can achieve. So think positive! Online Dating offers a fantastic opportunity to get in touch with thousands of people in a similar situation to you. See it as a way to have fun and enjoy meeting new people and look to enjoy whatever happens without specific expectations. That will make it much easier for you to be yourself and have a relaxed, happy experience.
2 BEGIN GENTLY
Everyone starts out as a novice with online dating at some point, as with all experiences in life if you don't give it a try you'll never know what it's all about. Take time to find your feet and progress at your own pace. Don't be shy about sending members messages and "winks", every member is online to meet someone new – mentioning that you are new to it all may help to break the ice. Members will be welcoming, many of them will be in exactly the same boat as you. You're unlikely to fall madly in love within a week of joining so be sure to make time to explore.
3 CREATE AN HONEST PROFILE
One of the hardest things to do when starting out is choosing what to say in your profile. The most important thing to bear in mind is that you are looking to find someone who will enjoy spending time with YOU. Being honest and open about the type of person you really are is the best way to interest the right person for you. Your profile is your chance to make a great first impression on other members. Tips for creating a great profile can be found HERE
4 POST A PHOTO
It may sound simple, but people like to have an idea of who they are talking to. Many members will not respond to someone without a profile picture as they may be concerned that you have something to hide. If you’re serious about giving online dating a try, dig out a good portrait of yourself, for help with your photograph, click HERE
5 THE INTERNET REFLECTS REAL LIFE
There is a misconception that online dating is unsafe because the internet is full of weirdos. Whilst there's no denying there's a chance of meeting someone a little strange online, but the chances are no higher than when meeting people in a bar, supermarket or anywhere else. It's fair to say that some people have bad experiences with online dating but equally many thousands of people meet friends, partners and even spouses. It's worth bearing in mind that the anonymity you get online can actually give you more security than face-to-face dating. So it's best to keep an open mind!


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