Manchester - the city that’s home to more bands than we care to remember is also home to a lot of single people. So it should be easy meeting singletons about the city, shouldn’t it? Yes and no.
Manchester offers plenty of bars, cafés and other places, as well as events like concerts, where you can meet singles. The only trouble is not everyone there is single; it’s not always easy to approach people if they are busy with friends and it’s not always that you find someone who sparks your interest.
A lot of singles simply become disheartened when they go out on a Friday night and don’t meet someone, or attend a party where there are mainly couples and the singles there aren’t interesting. Instead of enjoying just socializing they’re hoping to get something out of it that they don’t always do.
With online dating websites it becomes a lot easier to meet singles, simply because you find so many in one place. And what’s more, the singles you find are there to date and flirt. It’s not like they’re busy at the gym and don’t feel up for chatting. All in all, it just makes single life more fun as you can find people to flirt with at any time!
It’s easy to become popular online. No, seriously, it’s not rocket science.
If you want to meet someone online in Manchester, or anywhere else - one of the perks with online dating sites is that you can search for people near or far, which is great when traveling or moving cities - there are a few things to bear in mind.
First thing first: your online dating profile. This is how to get noticed in the crowd. And the easiest way to do so is to upload great photos of yourself, especially ones showing various elements of your life. People like to see you do things you love, as well as knowing you have a happy social life (i.e. some pictures with friends).
Of course, you also need the written profile to boot. Here you should avoid clichés and deadpan statements (e.g. “I like staying in, but also going out.” Who doesn’t?) and try to give an insight into who you are, without for that matter giving away the whole story. Make people curious. Show you have a sense of humor. And if you aren’t a great writer, get help from friends.
The other thing to bear in mind is how to approach people: be polite, flirtatious and honest. When first approaching them let them know why they caught your eye!