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Online dating has taken over the traditional forms of dating and is now a common way for young people to find a partner. In fact, it’s become the most convenient form of dating. But, for your online dating experience to be fun and successful, you need to know a few secret tricks and tips. Here they are:

1. Avoid using selfies as your profile picture.

Selfies may be an addiction, but using a selfie as your online dating profile picture might not be a good call. This is because a selfie will only have a head-shot of your face and not a picture revealing how you actually look. Also, keeping a selfie as your profile picture might make people think that you’re not social.

2. Be upfront about what you’re looking for.

Be honest about what you’re looking for on the dating site. If you’re looking for a committed relationship, say it. If you’re looking for a hook-up, be open about it. If you’re not clear about your expectations, you’re going to be wasting a lot of your time, as well as that of others’.

3. Don’t hesitate to say NO.

If you’re not interested in someone, don’t hesitate to tell that to their face. It’s better to be honest than to be polite and dishonest, deceitful or lying about liking someone. Never hesitate to say no, as it’s your life and you have the right to reject someone if you don’t like them.

4. Keep your options open.

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Once you meet some people of your choice, you might start thinking that it’s time for you to get off the dating site. But no, you shouldn’t do that. People can change their minds and disappear immediately, leaving you thinking, “what went wrong?” Keep things slow and keep your options open.

5. Respond only to those people who interest you.

When you have a great dating profile, there’s a possibility that you’ll get many responses from various people. So, the best thing you can do is, respond only to the people whom you really find interesting. For the rest, it’s better not to respond to them. Being accommodating won’t help in this case.

6. Don’t be a stalker.

Avoid being a stalker on an online dating site. Even if the guy whom you’re genuinely interested in doesn’t reply to your messages, don’t hover around his profile over and over again, just to check if he has read your messages or know when he was last online. Let him get back to you. If he’s interested, he will.

7. Take rejection in your stride.

Being accepted or rejected is not a choice you can make. So, just because the guy you liked didn’t connect with you and didn’t reply to your messages doesn’t mean you should take the rejection to heart and doubt your qualities as a partner. You need to be ready for rejection because it works both ways. Don’t you reject others too?