In the pursuit of love, millennials are no strangers to seeking love online. More recently, local actress and model Sheila Sim got married to her husband, whom she later revealed that they actually met on a dating app! With the cult success of dating apps, it is no surprise when celebrities are too, getting in the act.
I believe that there will be more success stories with the rising popularity of online dating in Singapore but for now, here are some tips and tricks on how you could snag yourself a date!
Believe in them!
The first step you can take is to take a leap of faith towards the world of dating apps. Since you are putting yourself out there in the virtual world, there’s really nothing you could lose! All you need to do is find a dating app with an interface that you enjoy using and the rest shall be history. While Tinder is a popular option, have you heard of Paktor? Founded in Singapore, the location-based dating app comes with unlimited swipes as well as in-app gifting. Imagine giving a virtual rose to a person you like as a conversation starter!
Honesty is the best policy.
When writing your profile description, honesty really is the best policy. Put in any activities that you genuinely enjoy doing or books/movies you truly love. Any one-liner jokes that recently made you laugh? Put it there too! Chances are, those are going to be great conversation starters when your matches are trying to start a conversation with you.
The Image Roulette.
Now that you have nailed your bio, let’s move on to your profile image. Firstly, you should put your best face forward. Forget group photos and sunglasses – users wouldn’t even know who they might be matching with. Secondly, if you’re uncomfortable with having direct eye contact with the camera, your side profile could be equally flattering too. Smile while you’re at it! No one can resist a genuine smile 😉
Lastly, I think we all can agree that we have heard the phrase ‘fake it till you make it’ but have you ever wondered the actual inauthenticity of that phrase? Believe it or not, people will know when you are being real or fake the minute you meet them in real life!
Don’t feel pressured to be someone you’re not when speaking to someone online especially if you really really like them. Why be anyone when you can be you? Go out there and show them what you’ve got!
I know you have it in you. 😉
Cheers to a great weekend ahead!