There’s been a surge of people using apps to find love in the lockdown.
But a relationship expert says many aren’t following through with virtual dates.
TheMatchmaker.ie says singletons should use this time to improve their online profile instead.
Founder Sharon Kenny has this advice;
“Make yourself stand out from others
“Don’t be putting up nudey pictures of yourself or pictures with tat or nothing on, leave something for the imagination
“There’s nothing as beautiful as a pair of eyes or a nice smile
“Honestly, the nice smile is one of the top things that sell
“Learn to tell your story, learn what your story is about: I am in this world because I have a purpose of whatever
“Don’t sound like you’re a couch potato because no one wants to date a couch potato
“There’s nothing wrong with saying you’re watching Netlfix at the moment
“But have things that you’re ambitious about or passionate about and put it in there”, she says.
We also asked Sharon what the best opener is when you find someone you like online;
“Never start a conversation with just “hi”
“Just say,”Hi there, I see you’re really active, I’m doing my 20 minute handstand today” or just something that’s a bit of a laugh or a bit different than just hi
“Step outside your comfort zone, bring in something that’s your hobby and make a little joke about it”, she advises.