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Finding Love Online

How to successfully meet singles online to find love. 

WSArabLounge Magazine > Dating & Relationships| February 23, 2021

Love in the digital age can be confusing, frustrating and sometimes downright depressing. Sometimes it seems that no one wants what you want: a good, stable relationship that you can rely on in the long run. It's discouraging, and more than once you have probably considered giving up the online dating game for good. Luckily there are a few things you can do to find people that you will enjoy. Here are some tips on how to find you a partner that's everything you need.

Find the Right Site

The best thing you can do to improve your chances of finding a good match is to pick the right site. Different sites promote different kinds of relationships. If you're looking for love, not just a hookup, there are sites that promote finding long-term relationships. 

Do your research on sites before you jump in headfirst. Sites like this one can help you find love simply by creating an environment in which you are more easily able to find love.

Don't be afraid to switch sites or try more than one website. It might take a while to find a website that gives you what you need, so don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Try multiple sites and switch up your profiles to see what gets you results. Don't be dishonest, be true to yourself in each account, but putting your eggs in one basket can make it harder to find your perfect person. 

Display Your Goals Upfront

Building a relationship upon misinformation is never a good idea. You should try to be upfront about what you want. Even if you find the perfect person, if you're looking for a relationship and they're looking for a hookup, you're going to be in a world of hurt.

Make it clear on your profile what you're looking for in a potential partner. Don't worry about being too bold; come right out and say if you're looking to find love. This strategy will encourage others looking for long-term relationships to interact with you, and it will save you the pain of meeting someone who doesn't want what you want.

Be honest with yourself, as well. Don't change what you want to make your profile more attractive to someone else. You should make sure you know your own goals before you make a profile; that way, you'll get the best results from the site.

Be Clear About What You Want

It's good to be clear on your profile, but you should be clear over messages and in person, as well. Don't try to make them happy by agreeing to the relationship that they want. Stand up for yourself and the connection that you want.

If they state that they want to hook up or to have a casual relationship and you're looking for love, try these simple responses. You can respond that you are looking for something a little more serious. You can respond that hookups aren't you're thing.

Whatever avenue you decide to take, make sure you stick to your guns. Although it might be uncomfortable in the short run, it's going to be better and more comfortable in the long run.

Remember, if you don't want the same thing, they aren't your perfect person. It might seem like you need to lower your standards to be with the perfect person for you. If they are perfect for you, you won't have to sacrifice what you feel like you need from the relationship. Don't give up hope, even if sticking to your guns feels wrong at the moment. You will thank yourself for it later.

Pay Attention to the Words, not the Pictures

It's tempting to judge books by their covers, but you should try to resist, especially when trying to find someone this important. You should pay attention to what they focus on in their bios. If you aren't into sports, but most of their bio is about their favorite sports team, maybe they aren't the right fit, no matter how pretty they are in their pictures.

With this, remember the think about what you're putting out into the world, as well. If politics are important to you, make sure you focus on that. If you focus on what you're interested in, people interested in the same things as you will be attracted to your profile.

That isn't to say pictures aren't vital to your profile. Make sure you're showing the best sides of yourself. Even if you are resisting judging books by covers, other people may not be. Display the side of yourself that you want people to see first. Is your dog a big part of your life? Slap a picture of you and your dog together on the front of your profile. If you're into art, don't forget some pictures of you posing with your favorite artwork or picture artwork that you created.

Be Persistent

You may not find your perfect person the first time or the second time. In fact, the average number of dates someone goes on before they find their perfect match is 100. It may take a long time, but the most important thing you can do is be persistent.

This strategy may involve taking a break from the dating scene if that will help you. Take your time, but don't give up. In the end, you are bound to find the perfect person, especially if you're spending your time on the right sites like these ones.

Whatever you can do to keep yourself from being discouraged, do it. Persistence is the key in situations like this.

Know When to Move On

It's hard to call it quits and go back to the dating pool, but if a relationship isn't working out, make sure you know when it's time to move on. Love is really something special, and it might take a while to get there.

If the spark's not there, consider if it's worth it or if it would be better for you to go back to the dating pool. There are always more fish in the sea. Don't waste your time in a relationship that won't pan out when you can go back and potentially find love. It might be painful right now, but it will be better in the long run.

There are a couple of ways to determine if it's time to move on. If you aren't on the same page, if you're fighting a lot, if you've lost interest in each other or if it's more of a chore to hang out than it is fun, it might be time to move on. This choice isn't a decision to be made lightly, but it isn't a decision to put off either. It sucks, but you don't want to waste anyone's time. As soon as it's clear to you that the relationship is over, make a clean break and do your best to move on.


There are plenty of aspects of love that can be difficult and painful, but with these tips, hopefully, it will be less so. Love is all about being yourself and finding your person. It might be hard now, but it is significantly easier than it was. Before websites and apps that introduce you to others, it took a lot longer to find interested people, making it a lot trickier to find your match.

If you're looking for love, use these tips and a dating website, and you'll be in love before you know it.

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