6 Online Dating Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

If you’ve been in the online dating world for awhile, you’ll know that it takes a lot of trial and error. Get the equation right and you’re going to see a tonne of eligible suitors in your inbox. Get it wrong and you’ll either get no traction or the wrong kind of attention. Because we at Jodi are so incredibly generous, we’ve decided to show you the way and point out some online dating mistakes you may be making without realising. So, let’s get into it...


Choosing the wrong dating site

While you may have signed up to Tinder because all your friends have, if you’re looking for a deeper and more meaningful connection it might not be the best choice for you. Do some research, find more niche dating apps that will attract people like you. This way, you’ll increase your chances of finding someone worth your time. So, get on Jodi, duh!


Using old photos

I know you looked amazing at that Christmas party in 2010, but you really shouldn’t be using those photos for any of your dating profiles now. While it’s understandable that you want to put your best foot forward and post an uber flattering photo, for the sake of setting expectations, make sure your photos are no older than 6 months. Here are more tips for selecting the best photos for dating apps.


Writing a generic bio

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; when it comes to online dating, you need to show personality! So stop with the whole “looking for a partner in crime” thing and start being more specific. Because the only way to get what you want is to actually tell people what you want. Here’s some dating app bio inspo for you.


Not writing a bio at all

Look, I understand that with swipe dating apps it’s all about the visual and first impressions matter the most. But what if someone saw your photo and wanted to know more only to find you have nothing written in your bio at all? They’ll probably think you’re just a fake profile and move on.


Being closed minded

I get it, you have a specific type of person that you tend to stick to when it comes to dating. But for the best results in online dating, try matching with people you wouldn’t normally match with. While I’m not saying you should lower your standards and match with any profile that comes your way, what I am saying is that you should broaden your dating horizons and see what else is out there. Don’t believe me? Here’s what the experts have to say.


Wasting your time on people

Whether you’ve matched with someone you normally would or normally wouldn’t, if there is no connection, you shouldn’t be wasting your time or theirs. While it’s tempting to stroke your ego and carry on chatting with someone you’re not interested in, if you’re looking for someone to spend your life with you need to become more selective.

So there you have it, whether you’ve been making these mistakes or you are only now aware of them, avoid them at all cost and BOOM you’ll become amazing at online dating! And now with your newly found mad dating app skills, don’t forget to sign up for Jodi! Good luck!