And while there are plenty of benefits to being (and staying) solo, we understand the allure of finding that special someone.
To help you out, we've rounded up 10 science-backed, expert-approved ways to boost your dating prospects, whether you're dating online or IRL.
If you’re not a partier, don’t post a shot of you out and about with a beer in each hand.
If you prefer to sleep in on weekends, don't lie about loving your 7 a.m. Same goes for images of you doing sports or activities you’d rather not try again, or listing hobbies you aren’t actually into but claim to be just to seem cool.
“I asked my friend to describe me, and here’s what he wrote…” is a cop-out.
By writing this in your profile, you’re telling people that you’re not smart or self-aware enough to write it yourself.
You’re two grown-ups, not a sugardaddy and his gold-digger.
Specific information does more than make you sound interesting – it also gives potential dates something to write to you about.Second, they sound like an exact description of the writer’s ex.Don’t even think about posting a dating advert without a photo. You meet, and the blood drains from their face as they realise that your photo was taken 10 years, five stone and 500 wrinkles ago. You don’t have to write someone an epic love letter (please don’t) – just pick out a couple of appealing points in their ad and write a quick intro email. Some rookies assume that they must answer every email, even if it’s “thanks, but no thanks”. “Thanks but no thanks” can feel more hurtful than no reply.Avoid swear words, as these can make some people wary, and use spellcheck to be sure you don’t come off as careless or… But don’t be afraid to be funny and show your sense of humor.This make you seem more approachable if someone appreciates your wit, Salkin says.If they’re not interested, at least you’ll know – and you can move on to the next date.Back to home Discover How To Be An Interesting Date and read more from our dating bloggers! Be honest about what you're looking for, but don't get too "heavy" about it.Think: "Looking for someone who loves old movies / who reads / who's active and enjoys the outdoors." Not: "Looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with, who supports me unconditionally, and loves me for all my flaws." (We all want that, but shoving it in everyone's face right off the bat can feel intimidating, oppressive, and desperate.)“There is nothing less informative than, ‘I am very close to my family and friends’ or ‘I love to go to dinner and hang out with my family and friends,’" Salkin says.Choose photos and details that best represent you, Salkin says.Uploading untruths attracts folks who don’t share your true interests and courts difficulty once you have to explain yourself.