When you first start to look at online dating and decide to make the plunge, one of your first tasks is to take a look at whats on offer and how you slot into the current community.
Know the field:
It is a great idea to look at the general statistics ofÂ those that already use online dating sites , to better get a feel for what you should expect. Men tend to rank physical appearance as the first and most alluring attribute on another personâ€™s profile that they notice. Women, on the other hand, claim they are more attracted to a man with an excellent personality above the man’s appearance.
The average online dating site has more female members than Male, however those women tend to get more interest, in terms of e-mails, winks or other contact than the underrepresented male of the species. So if your a female, GET THOSE MESSAGES SENT! As the person that you have your eye on may be Â woefully left out, and on the other hand if you a guy, there are tons of singles looking for contact so cast out your net!
A recent poll has found that women are looking for men with a great sense of humour, so if your a guy and you thinking of making it a little â€œlighterâ€ or â€œfunâ€ then donâ€™t be shy, show your true colours!
Men traditionally, are looking for women younger than themselves, However, most women are looking for older men than themselves, so girls, donâ€™t be afraid to make the first move on that older guy!
Except for middle-aged women; they usually are interested in younger men.
The majority of users on FREE dating sites are just looking for no-strings relationships.There Â is a reasonable proportion who are looking for serious relationships, but become disillusioned by the non committal nature of other users, and either give up or move on to the more professional, paid membership sites .