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Free Dating Tips

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1. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Be clear in your profile about what you're looking for --- be reasonably specific. That way, you're going to get more messages from people you will want to chat with. Avoid wordy and complicated sentences, too.

2. BE DIFFERENT
Set yourself apart by catching someone's eye with a witty and creative profile. If you're not that good with words, find a friend who can write something for you.

3. CHECK YOUR SPELLING
In this age of txt-speak, you'd think that correct spelling doesn't matter. Well, to many it does.Why? Because the profile is your advertisement, and if you're a bad speller, some people take that as a sign that you don't care enough about your profile to get things sorted. If you have a word processor on your computer, make sure you have the "spell checker" activated.

4. LESS IS MORE
Shorter profiles are easier to read, and invite further investigation.

5. POST A PHOTO
It's well-known, that profiles with photos get considerably more messages. Choose a photo that is clear and sharp and not taken from too far away. Ideally a photo that shows something of your personality. Don't wear sunglasses in the photo - people want to see your eyes.

6. KEEP TRYING
It can take a few weeks or even months before you meet someone you 'click with'. Persist! Online dating (and dating in the real world) is a numbers game - the more people you meet, the more chance you have of finding the right one. Don't be discouraged if things don't happen straight away.

7. USE HUMOUR
Humour is universal. Think of a joke you love, or some funny episode in your life, and outline it in your profile.

8. BE UNIQUE
In your profile, focus on something about yourself that is original. Maybe you collect antique teapots, or have traveled to some unusual holiday destinations. Look at other profiles, and think about ways of making yours even more special.

9. BE RESPECTFUL
When you send someone a message, say more than just a "Hi, how are you?" Make your message memorable, funny, and as unique as possible. You want to be remembered, right? Give it your best shot, and make a memorable impression.

10. RELAX
Try not to get anxious about the whole online dating scene. Take it easy. Worried about how many messages you haven't received, or not finding anyone who looks suitable during your search? Relax. People join GoFish all the time, so there are always new profiles to look at.