East Riding has a population of nearly 600,000 people, but it’s easy to forget if you live in one of the many smaller towns and villages. Especially during winter when there are no tourists and people tend to stay at home a lot more.
Being single in a small town in East Yorkshire can be great if you happen to run into a lot of singles, but can also get tedious as that “fun single life” seem to apply a bit more to the Londoners…
Online dating sites like Flirt.com where you can meet lots of singles in one place are a great way to overcome this. You can meet singles from your local area who don’t necessarily live in your town. It makes it easier to meet a lot of people in one go.
It’s just a simpler way of meeting singles than going to bars, where you never know how many singles there will be. Also, it’s easier approaching people online as you know they’re there to meet people. There’s not that awkward moment where you have to find out whether they’re actually single and interested in flirting. Online everyone is interested in flirting and if you don’t catch their attention, they simply won’t reply. It’s that simple. And there are so many more singles if the first one doesn’t work out!
So you know it’s easy to meet singles online as there are so many in one place on a dating website. How do you best approach them though?
When you find someone who catches your eye, read their profile. Then send them a message telling them something which you enjoyed about their profile. Make it personal. It shows you care enough to do that, which is an attractive trait. People like dating and flirting with people who pay attention to them.
Don’t overdo the flirting in the first message - let there be a gradual build up. It’s more fun that way.
Also, be honest. You might think that it’s better to say you live in another part of East Riding because your boss won’t find you online, or that you should lie about any other part of your life because it sounds better. That’s not the case though - people like confidence. They like people who stand up for who they are and what they do. It’s not about showing you have the perfect life, but rather that you’re willing to create it.
Meeting singles should be fun so enjoy the ride. Don’t take it too seriously. You might meet twenty people before it clicks with someone. Do meet people though - the sooner you take it offline, the better.