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Everyone's doing it, but not everyone is getting lucky. Learn how to ace internet dating with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Site designed around specific interests (optional)
Determine what you want
Determine what you want. Different online dating sites cater to different kinds of daters, from people looking to start casual friendships to people looking for life partners. Knowing what you want before you start will help you narrow down your options.
Try a free site
Start with a free site first; they host the most profiles. Look at the criteria the site uses to make suitable matches for you. If you like the matches the site suggests, it may be the one for you.
Investigate the sites you're considering by talking to friends who have tried online dating and looking for testimonials online in addition to exploring the sites themselves.
Understand membership and billing contracts
Understand the site's membership and billing contracts before agreeing to the terms and conditions. They may require a minimum length of membership.
Jump right in
Jump right in. Fill out your profile and upload a photo, and start meeting people!