How to Use Dating Sites: EXPLAINED
Now that you’ve decided to start looking in the best place to find a date—that is, on dating sites—you’re probably wondering just how to go about finding your first date.
We have you covered.
These are the basics for using any online dating site, and our very favorite dating strategies explained.
- Use a network of sites.
Many guys think that it’s fine to just use one good dating website. This is fine…if you’re not really looking to meet a wide range of women. You want to branch out a bit, especially if it’s your first time on a dating site, because otherwise you might end up in a rut before you get started.
If you use a network of sites, you won’t have this problem. You want to make sure that you always have somewhere to go to improve your dating game, so don’t limit yourself.
We usually find that using three or four dating sites at one time is the safest, most comprehensive bet. We don’t recommend using more than that for a few reasons. First, it can get expensive. Second, you probably will not have time to give them each proper attention. Third, you’re going to start overlapping the women you see.
Most women actually only use one site, since women are in higher demand than men are. If you want to meet the largest variety of women, you’re going to have to use more than one site at the same time.
- Set a schedule—and stick to it.
When you’re using dating sites, it can be tempting to spend all your time trying to improve your dating strategy. However, one of our BEST tips is to limit the time you spend online.
You should make a schedule. This will help you make sure you’re not spending too much time on any one site, while still giving each site a proper amount of time to see if it’s working for you.
Don’t spend days in a row on the same site, no matter how good the features are. It’s easy to get sucked in, but remember that you want to find dates, not find people to chat with.
This also helps you make sure you’re getting the results you want. If you can’t get results in half an hour on a website per day, this site might not be the right one for you.
- Don’t work too hard.
If you work too hard, you’ll get burned out on dating websites very quickly, sometimes in a matter of just a few weeks.
If you feel like you’re putting in actual work at getting dates, you’re probably working too hard. A good website will do all the work for you, so make sure you’re not busting your hump to try and find a single date. If you can’t find one, the problem is probably the site rather than you.
If you’re working very hard, you might want to consider finding another website, one that works better for your personal style and your life. Work smarter, not harder.