We’ve all heard that online is the new place to be. Businesses go online. Schools go online. And people looking to date go online. Singles from Netherlands are simply looking for new opportunities when single. Why limit yourself to meet other singles through friends and at a bar when you can meet so many more online?
Gone are the days of boring Dutch personals. These days people upload swanky profiles and a high percentage of the population are using online dating. There are thousands of singles online, giving you a higher chance of meeting someone you like.
Let’s face it as well: when you are single it’s fun to flirt. You want to have some fun. And you don’t necessarily want to have to go to a bar to do some flirting. Meeting people through a Dutch online dating site you can easily, chat, flirt and find out if you have some chemistry, then go for a date. It’s simple and it’s fun.
Meeting someone online is simple - you browse profiles until you find someone who catch your eye, then send them a message. You can also search profiles; looking for someone in your area (or in a nearby city), someone with similar interests to you, or someone who is looking for someone like you. We have great search algorithms on Flirt.com - just punch in what you want and you will find it.
Online dating in Netherlands isn’t that different from offline dating - you have to make a great first impression. That means having a great profile and sending a great message. We’ll speak about the online profile later, but let’s have a look at the message now.
A good first message is personal, but short. Say hello, tell them their profile made you smile/caught your eye and what appealed to you in it. Ask them a question about something relating to their profile and say you’d love to hear from them. A bit of humour never hurts either, just avoid sarcasm as it can come across as negative.
An online dating profile is simple to put together, so don’t fret! Our Dutch dating site was built for user friendliness. The site will ask you to tick certain boxes/answer certain questions about your looks, preferences in a date/flirt, your hobbies, etc. Then you have to fill out a small section about yourself and upload photos.
When you write your profile keep your tone light and conversational and write enough to show who you are, but keep it short enough to leave them curious for more. Let your sense of humour shine through, but don’t turn the profile into a joke.
Always state what you are looking for and what you enjoy, as opposed to what you aren’t looking for and what you don’t enjoy.
Browse other profiles of Dutch singles to find out what sounds trite and what makes you curious.
If you dislike writing, get a friend to help you.
Make sure to have a couple of different photos of yourself doing things you love.
Go write your profile - there are Dutch singles waiting to meet you!
“How soon will you meet a date through a Dutch dating site?” is as impossible to answer as “How long will it take to meet someone if going to bars?”
What we can say is that the more people you reach out to, the greater your chances of meeting someone you find chemistry with. If you only reach out to one person, it greatly reduces your chances.
Also, you need to meet people as soon as possible to find out if there is chemistry. Do something simple and relaxed on a first meeting like grabbing a quick coffee, or taking a stroll around a city park (make it a public place as you don’t know each other yet).
Chances are you have to meet a few people before you find someone you hit it off with.
The better you are at socializing and being friendly with a date, the greater the chances of them relaxing with you. This, in turn, will more easily make them feel attracted to you. A true connection goes way beyond that, but to feel the connection they first need to relax.