Cardiff is the heart of Wales in many ways and quite a large place at that. As such it’s not that hard to find singles in town. However, most of us tend to meet other singles through friends, or randomly at a pub one night (usually the night we look our worst for some strange reason…). This usually means we don’t really meet that many singles after all. Especially not if our social circle isn’t the largest in town, where there’s a constant influx of new and interesting people. As a result dating can get frustrating.
When we go out we want to go out to have fun, plain and simple. We don’t want to be disappointed if we don’t happen to meet singles during a night on town, or when attending some social event or another. That puts pressure on what should simply be a good time.
If you start using online dating on the other hand, you’ll meet thousands of singles in one place. You are pretty much guaranteed to find dates if you only put some effort into it. This means that meeting singles on a night out is an added bonus, not a requirement for having a good time. You know you’ll meet singles anyway, so there’s no longer any stress surrounding it.
There are some things you need to know to make your online dating experience in Cardiff, or elsewhere, the best it can be.
The best place to start with an online dating site is to create a great profile - a good description coupled with good photos. In short, the profile should use proper spelling and grammar, show off your personality (both in your photos and writing) and state what you enjoy in life and what you’d like to get out of your online dating experience and life in general, not what you don’t like and what you don’t want. Be honest, charming and interesting. Also avoid too much sarcasm, as it can come across as negativity if you overdo it.
Another thing to bear in mind is that an online dating website is a meeting place. The whole idea is that you meet online and then take it offline sooner rather than later, as it’s the only way of finding out if there’s real life chemistry.
When you first meet someone, keep it short and sweet, no pressure, and meet in a place where you both feel comfortable. Bars, pubs, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, etc. are great. Even better if you can do something where there are no awkward silences as you are, well, doing something.