How to start a message conversation
How to start a message conversation

Tips for a successful first online date

So you've decided to start online dating, but you're not quite sure how to go about making a success of your first date? Don't panic, we're here to help!

Here are a few tips to help you succeed on your first online date:

  • Take the time to choose your profile photo carefully. It should represent you accurately and show you off to best advantage. Avoid photos taken in haste or in which you're not smiling.
  • Be honest in your description. Don't lie about your age, height or hobbies. You risk being caught out on a date and ruining your chances of making a good impression.
  • Be original in your messages. Avoid ready-made phrases or banal questions. Take the time to read the description of the person you're talking to, and find topics of conversation based on your affinities.
  • Choose a meeting place that puts you at ease. Avoid places that are too noisy or crowded. Instead, choose a café or restaurant where you can talk easily.
  • Prepare yourself in advance. Think of a few interesting topics of conversation and remember to dress appropriately. Avoid outfits that are too casual or too sexy.
  • Relax and be yourself. The purpose of an online date is to get to know the person you've met online. So there's no need to put any pressure on yourself. If you feel at ease, so will the person you're about to meet.

If you follow these few tips, you're sure to succeed on your first online date!