One in five relationships starts on an online dating site. If you’re one of the many singles trying to navigate the choppy waters of online dating, look no further for guidance than eFlirtExpert Founder Laurie Davis’ fabulous new book, Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating.
Having worked with nearly a thousand clients and connected with her future hubby on Twitter, Laurie knows plenty about dating in the digital world. Love At First Click is a brisk, engaging read packed with great tips for finding love in cyberspace. Laurie covers everything – from choosing the website that’s right for you and creating the perfect profile to netiquette rules.
Among some of her top tips:
Winking is dead: Davis says this online button that some sites call smiling or flirting is too passive for today's digital dating world. "To be truly proactive and productive in your digital dating life," she writes," you have to click Compose and start typing a message tailored specifically for your cyber-crush’s eyes only."
Know the four phases of sending messages: First messages, email replies, transitioning offline, and following up. Each, Davis says, needs to be approached differently.
Getting responses to the emails you send starts with reading your match’s profile: If you’re having a hard time determining a topic for a message, look at passions and keywords.
Revamp your stats: Refreshing your profile page with new photos and preferences can often elicit responses from matches who may have previously passed you over.
The best compliment I can give is that Love At First Click has made me return to online dating after disabling my profile a few months ago. Laurie dispenses her practical, proven advice like an old friend whose wisdom you can’t deny. Her book is a must read for singles looking for love in the digital dating world.