3/31/2011 12:40 PM
Many singles grow anxious at the thought of chatting up a man or woman on a dating website. Whether it’s nerves, shyness, or lack of confidence, some online daters just don't know what to say. Not sure what to talk about on a dating website? Here are three simple ideas to help you get started.
They say a photo is worth a 1,000 words so why not use a single’s pictures to your advantage? If he is pictured at a beautiful park or a beach, ask where it is and if he goes there often. If she’s wearing a unique costume ask what inspired her to wear it. Many online daters also pose with motorcycles, animals, food, or some other noteworthy prop. Ask open-questions about a single’s photos and you’ll likely get some interesting responses.
One great way to start a conversation with a single is to mention things the two of you have in common. Do you both like to travel? Ask about her favorite vacation. Are you both into skiing or tennis? Mention the shared interest or send a photo of you enjoying the sport. If you and another single have a lot in common, the conversation possibilities are endless. Not only that, but by bringing up shared interests you show that you took the time to read her profile and that you are genuinely interested in finding a soul mate and not just another pretty (or handsome) face.
Another easy way to get a conversation rolling is to ask a single about his or her favorite things. Favorite foods, music, travel destinations are all good starting points. However, take it one step further and ask why something is her favorite. This will get you more than one or two word responses and will provide more insight into what makes a single tick.
A single’s profile photos, common interests, and favorite things are just three things you can talk about a dating website. Click here for more convenient conversation starters.