If you're trying out new ways to date women this year, you're right on point with your decision! While dating trends are changing, so are people's outlook towards life and that's what incorporates a steady and healthy dating life.
Along with some basic dating trends, if you want to up your dating app vibe and make it more relatable with the female audience you're trying to impress, then you can figure out how to do that by hearing it from the horse's mouth. OkCupid, a renowned dating app service has through its research listed some sure-shot ways to up your dating game this year, through your dating app.
And they mean business when they seriously tell you to up your dating game, since they know how dull app history can be, thanks to their invincible algorithm. So, if you want to lurk ahead and find some interesting matches online, here are 7 simple yet well researched steps you need to follow and see the magic unfold(1) Update Your Profile Frequently
An estimated 1 in 3 dating app users don't update their dating app profile once they put it up - but if you add a new photo or a new story, most dating apps treat you like a new person and the algorithm kicks into gear, showing you to MORE people. So, if you want to find newer people, and trick the algorithm into thinking you're brand new yourself, keep updating your profile often. Put new pictures, update or change your bio or any other information you like.
(c)Getty Images(2) Upload More Photos & Not Just Selfies
Share photos that show what makes you- whether that's volunteering, running marathons or hanging out with friends. Here's the secret - you want to make it easy for that other person out there to reach out to the photo and say “I went to New Zealand last month too and loved it! Did you go to Wellington?” Here's a secret ingredient- photos that include animals are 3x more likely to get attention. Just don't go chasing dogs to click selfies with them.
(c)Getty Images(3) Show More Tell Less
Instead of describing yourself with a long list of adjectives, talk about the things you love and enjoy doing. If you love dogs, show a picture with you and your dog in the park; if you're an adrenaline junkie, mention the time you went skydiving (or even played Kabaddi for that matter); if you're funny describe an instance when you were heroically funny or maybe list an original joke? Just put pictures which talk at the same time so the person checking your profile looks forward to talking to you, eventually.
(c)Getty Images(4) Answer All The Questions The App Asks You
Most apps ask you a bunch of questions to gather more information. OkCupid for example, has a bunch of interesting questions for you and according to what you answer, they find the perfect match. So, make sure you answer all of them, in order to find what you're seeking. You'll even figure out what you're actually looking for in the process too.
(c)Getty Images(5) Send Meaningful Messages
While it is true that women are 2.5x more likely to get a response than men if they initiate the conversation. Men shouldn't lose heart. Look at a prospective match's profile and comment on something specific that you like. Keep it around 140 characters and please don't say “hey.” Try to engage on a specific photo or question. And yes, saying “hey” in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothingâ—âthis greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored. So, maybe comment on a picture if you see something interesting there and strike up a conversation about the same with her?
(c)Pintrest(6) Put More Time & Energy Into Your Profile
I often hear people complain saying 'there's no one to be found through these apps.' You do know that's absolutely wrong right? The purpose of these apps is to find you someone you can absolutely get along with but that won't happen until and unless you make that extra effort. If you don't log in enough on your app, you can't expect it to work on its own can you? When I asked a bunch of people how much effort and time they actually take out for their apps, most of them said 5 minutes per week!
Dating is FUN! But don't forget you get out of it what you put into it, so put some love into finding love. Many apps make your profile dormant if you don't go on for more than two weeks, meaning they stop showing you people. Here's another interesting fact you probably didn't know about dating apps and what they do! They increase your likes by up to 3x when you log in everyday!(7) Get Your Timings Right
Well, according to well researched activity, dating apps are most crowded around 5 pm daily. That's when the maximum traffic is processed and people are often found swiping then. Apart from that, Sunday turns out to be the best and successful day to plan dates for the week! So, if you find a successful match and if you're confused about a day to meet, keep Sunday in mind for sure.
While the world making sure dating apps don't go obsolete in the coming future by upping the content on them, they're also making sure everything is well researched so that people actually find what they're looking for. The following data is well researched and inspected before divulged so you may want to take these 7 points more seriously, to up your dating game and successfully finding what you're looking for, this year!