In recent years, online dating has become increasingly popular. With the rising interest in social networking sites such as Twitter, people are starting to see them as viable places to look for love. Twitter dating may seem like a strange idea, but if it is done carefully it can result in a perfect match! Here are some of my top Twitter dating tips to guide you on your first steps to a new relationship.
1.Think about your interests and do a search – The beauty of Twitter is that you can search for absolutely anything and you are likely to find at least one person who has mentioned it in their Twitter history. Whatever your interest, do a quick search and see who likes the same things. You will soon be able to tell from their tweets if you are interested enough to follow them and attempt Twitter dating them.
2. Search for Twitter Dating Applications – If finding someone who shares your interests is proving difficult, why not try a Twitter dating app? Radaroo is a new app allowing you to directly post what you are looking for in a relationship. A couple of other Twitter dating apps can be found along with Radaroo here: http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2009/05/more-twitter-dating-applications/
3.Always consider location – Twitter dating is all well and good, but make sure to check location before you get to attached too someone. If you aren’t interested in a long distance relationship, be sure search for tweeters in your area.
4.Don’t dive right in to flirting – When you have found someone you think you may be interested in, take it slowly. People who try Twitter dating risk ruining their chances by flirting too heavily at the start. There is no rush, so take your time and get to know someone before flirting outrageously.
5.Don’t reveal too much about yourself too soon – Just like with any other dating site, it is wise to keep things casual to begin with. Not everyone out there is trustworthy.Keep conversation light and casual at the start. Only when you are sure about the person you are Twitter dating should you reveal more.
6.Get clues about their personality from their tweets – You can learn a lot about a person from their tweets! This is one of the things that is great about Twitter dating. In real life, you don’t get to hear what your love interest talks to his/her friends about, but on Twitter, it’s right there for you to see. Tweets will hold vital clues to the kind of person they are….
7.Don’t stalk them! – Constantly mentioning something they have discussed with others is a sure way to end your Twitter dating dreams. Occasionally doing so shows an interest, but mentioning it regularly will most likely scare them away.
8. Look at their photos – We all know that looks aren’t everything, but it would be deeply disappointing to discover that you have absolutely no attraction to your Twitter date. If things are going well, there is no harm in asking to see a recent photo. Don’t be put off if they refuse at first, some people can be very cautious about showing photos over the internet. Don’t push it, but be a little concerned if they continue to deny the request for a long time. If they won’t show you a photo, there is a chance they are not being completely honest.
9.Trust your instincts – This is probably the best Twitter dating tip there is. If you feel that something is going well, it probably is. Likewise, if you are getting a bad vibe from someone you have been talking to, trust it. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
10.Don’t limit yourself – If you want to be successful at Twitter dating, keep your options open. You may find that someone you thought you liked isn’t right after all. Until you have arranged a real date with someone, consider yourself single. There is no harm in looking around, as long as you are honest about it.
Just like any form of dating you should always be careful, take things slowly and most importantly, stay safe. Twitter dating is no different. If you follow these simple tips you can have a lot of fun and maybe even meet the partner of your dreams!