Timber isn’t a metropolis, rather the contrary. To find dates can therefore be tricky because, well, you’ve known a lot of the people in town for years. You might not want to date your high school sweetheart again, or your best friend’s ex… In other words, it makes sense to look for dates in neighboring towns and villages to Timber.
Online dating is great for widening the horizons when it comes to your dating life. First of all, even in bigger cities you can meet singles outside your regular circle of friends. People who don’t frequent the same bars, gyms and social events you do are otherwise hard to meet. Secondly, you can meet singles without the need for constantly going out. Even if you have a social life so busy you can barely keep up, it doesn’t always equal to meeting interesting singles. You might prefer dinner parties with friends to going clubbing. Also, going out in Timber just to meet singles puts pressure on you - if you don’t meet someone that day it will feel like you failed. If you do online dating it simply allows you to focus on being social when going out and stop worrying about meeting new singles.
How to Succeed with Tender Online Dating
See online dating as a giantsingles party - you walk around (browse profiles) and strike up a conversation with whoever catches your eye (chat with them or PM them). After talking for a little while you will know if there’s enough chemistry that you fancy meeting them for a drink, or coffee, some other time. If so, you exchange numbers.
In real life you don’t spend a month talking to someone before going for that drink and you shouldn’t online either. Just because you have online chemistry doesn’t mean you have offline chemistry, so don’t waste time. Likewise, give people the benefit of the doubt - some people are much better in real life, so don’t be too picky. It’s a numbers game so meet up with as many people as possible whom you like, if so just a little bit.
Be sure to write a positive (state what you want and like, not what you don’t want and don’t like) profile that shows off your personality. Add at least three photos, preferably ones showing different sides of your life. If you aren’t great with writing and photography, get help from friends.
Remember that a first meeting should be without pressure - this is no loving and tender date filled with roses, but rather a quick coffee to see if there’s chemistry. Keep it short. Pique their interest and leave them wanting more.