Get started dating with Match.com

 

Dating online can be intimidating if you've never done it before, but it can be helpful if you understand the process before you begin. In this article, I will outline the basic steps involved in setting up a Match.com account and getting started with online dating.

 

I first started dating on Match.com over a decade ago, and have tried using other sites such as Plenty of Fish and Eharmony. I always found myself coming back to Match.com, however, as the site seemed to have the friendliest community in my opinion. In addition, the community seemed the most diverse, offering something for just about everyone. For this reason, it is the dating site I recommend to all of my friends and family members whenever they express an interest in in online dating.

 

Getting started with Match.com is free. There is a Match.com free trial you can use to join the site without paying anything. Unfortunately, the trial only lasts for 3 days/72 hours, which isn't very long. Once you join, the first step is to set up your dating profile. This involves uploading your profile, answering basic questions such as your height, and writing a description. Do not gloss over these things as the profile is akin to your first impression. It is a good idea to give a lot of thought to what you say (or don't say). Equal care should be given to the photos you use in your profile. Make sure you are projecting the image you want to project! As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words!

 

One your profile is complete, it's important to not be diffident on a site such as Match.com. Be bold and reach out to anyone you are interested in, and don't be discouraged if people don't respond. A lot of times, someone may be inactive on the site so it's normal to not get a response. The key is to stay active yourself and keep reaching out to people, and your efforts will eventually bear fruit. Contrary to what many people think, online dating does require quite a bit of effort, but if you keep trying, you will no doubt be richly rewarded.

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