Do: Get to know yourself "Do some soul searching to figure out who you are at your core, what you stand for as a person, what you actually enjoy doing, what your dating purpose is and what you need as opposed to what you want," House says. Confidence and self-awareness look good on everybody.If you don't know the answer to those questions, you won't know what to look for in a partner. Do: Find the dating site that's right for you The online dating world can be overwhelming. If you're looking to settle down and start a family, say so. "Be honest about your age, height, weight and how much hair is on your head," Alpert says, "If you become serious with this person, they'll find out the truth anyway." If you can't be honest about what you want and who you are, how can you expect to find someone who likes you for you?I’ll update this story if I hear back from Tinder and Hinge.Of the well-known dating apps, OKCupid is one of the few doing it right.Last year, OKCupid added expanded options for gender to include choices like transgender, gender queer and androgynous.
“Thurst pretty much came out of a frustrated conversation with friends, joking about how horrible OKCupid was, for queer folks in general but especially for women and trans folks,” Thurst Co-Founder Morgen Bromell told me.
Then they develop an idea of that person based on the messages that is often inaccurate," Alpert says.
What if you spend weeks messaging but have no chemistry when you finally get face-to-face?
Make sure to include pictures that are representative of who you are.
Show yourself dressed up, dressed down, at rest and out on the town.
Don't: Get stuck in the messaging phase On the other hand, don't waste too much time talking online before meeting in person.