The advertisements are always featured in the top banner of a website: “There are singles in your area, waiting to talk to YOU!” This flashing graphic may take you to a virus-inducing spam-site or it could take you to an adult dating website. Although we don’t suggest that the reader starts clicking on those banners, South African adult dating websites are definitely something to look into.
They’re everywhere on the internet and more websites are added each and every day. Online Adult Dating are taking the world of casual sex by storm and singles are taking advantage of it. Sometimes it can be intimidating to start out in the world of online adult dating, but with this step-by-step guide the reader will be able to successfully navigate the depths of online adult dating.
Step 1: Take A Good Profile Picture
Taking a decent profile picture is the first step in the world of online dating, simply because it might need a little to time to accomplish. We’re not all models, but it’s important to be presentable in our picture – first impressions matter! Take time to discover the best angle. Always take “selfies” outside during the “golden hour” or while facing a source of light. It’s recommended that the reader should alter their appearance with photoshop, which can lead to awkward rendezvous later.
Step 2: Sign Up For Free Trials
Upon researching online dating websites, we discovered that nearly every website charges for membership. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult narrowing down a site that we like enough to purchase a membership, which is why it’s a great idea to sign up for free trials! It’s in your best interest not to purchase anything until they’ve already examined the male-to-female ratio and the format of the website.
Step 3: Set Up Your Profile
This is the step where that super important profile picture comes in. Your profile is where you’ll describe a few things about yourself and about your sexual preferences. Try to keep your profile PG-13, but you don’t have flower it up with attempts to impress – the people here are looking for sex, not a life time partner. If the website has a video feature, it’s in your best interest to upload a video of yourself. Simply describe yourself, explain what you’re looking for, but keep it light and enticing. Having a video of yourself on the profile verifies that you are a real person, which means a lot in this world of fakers.
Step 4: Make Contacts But Don’t Get “Catfished”
The final step is to make contacts! Meet new people and make new friends! There is a world of opportunity out there just waiting. However, it’s important to be cautious about who you’re conversing with. There are many people who like to pose as someone else on the internet. These people are called “Catfish” after the documentary and the hit MTV show Catfish, which focused on the subject. Believe it or not, it happens to a lot of people. Make sure that you know who you’re talking to is real.
Signs of a “Catfish”
1. No pictures of face / very few pictures on profile
2. Poor English or grammar usage
3. Extremely forward
By following this step-by-step guide, you will be able to successfully navigate online adult dating in South Africa. Remember to stay light hearted in conversation and try not to come off as creepy. Success is dependent on the users.