Australian singles and online dating
35 percent of Australian singles are using online dating services. Hannah Schwartz (online dating expert) explainings on TODAY:
“Internet dating is extremely popular with people aged in their twenties up to those in their sixties, There isn’t really an age limit to participate.”
Australia’s largest online dating site - RSVP.com - has more than a million members.
“RSVP has been active for 10 years now and has resulted in 25,000 weddings and produced 350 babies, That’s only the people who have come forward to tell us about their successful relationship.” - Schwartz.
Do: include a photo
“Profiles with a photo attract more than 10 times the attention of profiles without a photo. It isn’t about looking like a model,” she says.” It’s about giving your personality a face to legitimise your profile.”
“Most of our members, about 65 percent, include a photo in their profile and complete their profile with details about their interests.
Do: be honest
“Be honest in the way you portray yourself,” says Ms Schwartz. “If you build yourself up to be somebody you’re not, you’re not being fair to potential partners and you may have a hard time living up to expectations you create.”
Do: Be positive
“Include positive information in your profile such as your favourite pastimes and your best personality traits,’ suggests Ms Schwartz. “People will be more responsive to a positive profile than to one that lists things you don’t like.”
Let your personality shine
“Make an impact straight away by being specific about your personality and interests,” she says. “Listing sport as an interest isn’t very informative and doesn’t say enough to distinguish you from other sports lovers.
Don’t: use clichés
“Over-done statements like, “I’m looking for my best friend and soul mate” or “I’m cute and cuddly” won’t help you stand out because they aren’t original,” informs Ms Schwartz. “Instead explain what qualities you are looking for in a soul mate or why you are cute and cuddly.”
Don’t’: be lazy
” Don’t wait for someone to find you, search through the data base,” says Ms Schwartz. “If an interesting profile catches your eye send an email that shows some interest.”
“Don’t fear rejection,” she says. “If the other person isn’t interested, then just search again until you find a match.”
Don’t: be too choosy
“Keep an open mind,” she says.” If you give people more of a chance, you might find new friends as well as a romantic connection.”
“Internet dating allows you to take control of your destiny. People are always on the lookout — whether it is for a marriage or just companionship, Internet dating allows you to experience what is out there.” - source