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You can find genuine love on social media, here's how...

14 October 2016, 15:16 S Mbinya

Looking for love in social dating sites is the most convenient way to find the appropriate partner. Social dating sites have changed the way singles mingle. Many single ladies and gentlemen are using online dating sites to find life partners. You therefore do not need to worry over your weaknesses when it comes to finding the ideal partner. Whether you are in your early 20s or mid 50s, there is always someone waiting for you to shower them with your love. The following are some of the tips on how you can benefit from social dating sites.

Build your profile
A good profile is the beginning of your search for the ideal partner. Looking for love in social dating sites is fully dependent on your profile picture and bio. Give honest information about yourself, but be careful to safeguard your privacy. Not everyone on dating sites is genuinely looking for love. Some of the social dating site users are predators out for a grooming game. Post a professional photo of yourself but make sure it is attractive enough to impress your prospective partner. The face is the window to your heart, and therefore you should try to wear a warm, inviting smile. Show that you have a warm heart capable of loving another person. The other thing you need to work on is your bio. Write positive things about yourself and create a catchy pitch for your profile.

Build your contact list
Social dating sites give you the opportunity to add as many friends as possible. While some of these sites have a limit to the number of friends you can and to your network, chances are high that your perfect match is within the first 50 friends you add to your profile. When choosing friends, study each individual profile well to ensure that they are potential matches. Add those people whose profiles are close to what you are looking for. Building your friends’ list is easy, since most dating sites give you the opportunity to browse through all profiles within your specified search criteria. You can search by age, height, race, nationality or likes depending on the site you join. Further, social dating sites allow you to view the profiles of all members online and chat with those who catch your attention.

Invest in online video chat
Most social dating sites give you the opportunity to chat with other members who are online or who are in your contact list. Use the chat facility to know more about your potential significant other. Ask them leading questions to know whether they are interested in you, and whether they have the qualities they are looking for. To establish the credibility of the information you get from your chat buddies, make use of the video chat facility. Make sure that their identity is real by connecting your webcam to verify their profile avatars and race. Ask for their full names and search them in Google or other search engines for any more information about them. Beware not to engage in stalking. However, you can add them to other professional or social networks just to countercheck whether the information they gave you about themselves is true.

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