Online Dating Tips: How to Make a Good First Impression

Posted by on August 31st, 2018 in Online Dating
Making a good first impression in online dating

Online dating has been a popular go-to place for single people looking for their potential partners. While making a profile on an internet dating site seems easy, we need to understand and remember to make it a successful profile. Having a well-written and well-thought-out profile will help you create a great first impression.

The first impression does not always mean a personal face-to-face encounter. In this day and age, first impressions can determine your success with online dating sites. Here’s a breakdown of the different aspects to pay attention to when creating your online dating profile.

Setting up your profile and making it interesting

A great profile should exude happiness and positivity. Avoid writing things that will make it seem like you are lonely and in desperate need of companionship. This could be a huge turn-off for potential partners. Also, update it as often as it needs to be. When things have changed in your life, make sure that your profile reflects that change. Write things about yourself. Mention your hobbies, likes and dislikes, and passions, but don’t give away too much up front. Most people like it when there is a sense of mystery. Save some information to share when someone wants to get to know you better. You want them craving more information.

Write a great first impression email

When emailing a potential date, that first email should be cordial and inviting. This first email should show that you are an interesting person to get to know to and that you may be the one they are looking for.

Here are a few more things to know when writing a good first impression email:

Email Greeting:

Once you have come across the profile of someone interesting, you may decide to send an email. Put in the extra effort to make a great first impression with that email. Start off with a friendly greeting, a “Good day or good evening or Hello” would suffice. Always remember to make sure to spell the person’s name correctly.

Be brief and precise:

Your email should be brief but it should contain a touch of personality. It should be nothing more than two or three paragraphs. An email shorter than that won’t be interesting enough to get the replies you want. While longer emails will just make it sound like you are desperate and trying too hard. Be brief, precise, and honest.

Find some Common Ground:

You become interested in someone because you have some similarities, right? Maybe you share the same hobby or some weird habit. Mention that common ground or habit in the email, it is a great conversation-starter.

Mention Something Specific:

When writing the first email, mention something specific. Surely you have gone over their profile more than once before deciding to contact them, right? Talk about a movie they might have seen, a book they might like, or a place they have been to. Sound as positive as you can, everybody likes a positive person.

Be Inquisitive:

Being curious about something in their life or personality will give them the impression that you are interested to know more about them. Asking questions is the best way to get a reply back. However, asking too many (questions) may imply that you are a nosy person. Ask a question that they won’t mind answering.


In internet dating, remember that to creating a good first impression, requires an honest and decent profile, and an inviting email. Make sure that there are no spelling and/or grammatical errors. Be yourself, honesty is highly valued. Nobody likes a creep or a lier.


If you want to try your luck in online dating, there are some reputable sites you can register with. Dating International is one example. Follow these tips to make a good first impression and find your match. Best of luck on your journey!

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