5 online dating mistakes you should avoid

How to increase your chances of success in online dating.

Other times the problem is the person you click with online doesn't carry the chemistry when you eventually meet in real life.

Sometimes, the failure of an online relationship to carry to the real world is some mistakes the couple make.

Here are a few to be avoided to increase chances of success.

1. Sharing disingenuous photos.

The best photos to share would be the ones that have you in normal, every day situations rather than the perfected, edited and filtered photos. When your partner looks at a more genuine aspect of you, it will keep expectations at a reasonable level.

Don't use group photos either.

2. Being dodgy.

Make sure your expectations are known beforehand. Do so with tact if you're only up for some fun or if you are looking for something serious.

Ensure that you are straightforward. Don't lead people on or play around with people's emotions.

3. Asking why your match is on the site

One of the first rules about online dating is don't talk about online dating. Go ahead and discuss mutual interests, satiate your curiosity about your match. Don't ask or talk about the site.

4. Using cliché opening lines

Don't text your match, "Hey gorgeous." or just "Hi." Be genuine. Reach out like you would if you were talking face to face.

5. Listing things you do NOT want

Don't come off aggressively. Be assertive, not demanding. Instead of saying, "I don't want someone clingy." Say "looking for someone independent."

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