An estimated 40 million U.S. singles have tried online dating, according to research reports. With Valentines' day just around the corner, Paltalk, a real time voice and video chat community online, offers helpful hints to enhance the online dating experience. Here are Paltalk’s tips for having a pleasant online dating experience:
- Spend time on your profile, ensuring there are current photos and videos along with a list of keywords that accurately capture your interests. That picture you took ten years ago might be your best ever photo, but if it's not an accurate reflection of your current self, it's time to pull out the digital camera for retakes.
- Invite a friend to start online dating at the same time. You can critique each other's profiles and share stories about the people you've met, for better or for worse.
- Consider a virtual date before an in person one. You can be more relaxed and at ease at first getting to know someone from the comfort of your own home. After things go well, you can opt for an in-person meeting.
- If someone looks interesting, be bold and make contact. You have nothing to lose by sending a message.