7. Don’t automatically dismiss people. If you receive a message from someone who’s profile you like but who hasn’t bothered to include a photo, you should still write back and ask them to attach a photo in their dating site email or give you access to their private photos. You’ll find that many people are more willing to do this than post a picture for all and sundry to look at. However, stay safe and don’t give up personal contact details until you are ready.
8. Use all the features of the site. Many sites provide a great deal more than just an internal emailing system. Some sites might include flirts, winks, match suggestions, etc. Take advantage of everything that’s available to you to increase the chance that you have of making contact with someone special.
9. Be proactive. Once you’ve registered and completed your profile, don’t wait for others to make contact with you. When you spot someone who you think might be a good fit with yourself, write to them and introduce yourself. And don’t just say ‘Hi, I like your profile’, tell them why you’ve written to them and point out the things that you believe you have in common. A long opening message will create a much better impression than a short, perfunctory one.
10. Check back with the site. Most dating sites have new people joining all the time so remember to log-in at least once every day to view the most recent members and you can then contact anyone you like the look of before others get the chance to do so. Also, you should remember that on most sites, the members who log-in the most appear higher up the search listings than those who don’t so your profile will be easier to spot by people with whom you might be compatible.