As we move from Halloween and into November, many single people renew their focus on finding a partner for the holidays.
It so happens that fall is the peak season for finding love online. But as some lonely hearts may know, romance on the interwebs is not without its challenges.
But never fear! Certified dating coach Damona Hoffman joined the show to offer some tips:
Cast several nets. Hoffman says it's OK to have more than one dating profile. "You want to have a profile that fits the tone of the site. I think it's a good idea to have multiple profiles and pictures that are going to appeal to the people that are on those particular sites."
Your mindset is key. "Online dating can be really exhausting if you go into each individual interaction expecting that person to be your match," says Hoffman. "If you go in looking to just have some fun, and get to know more about yourself and hear someone else's story, you're going to have much more energy to stick with it until you find the right match."
- A picture is worth 1,000 words. Really. Hoffman says choosing the right photo is the most important element of your profile. So, she recommends using what she calls the three Cs. "That's color, to make sure when you're in a line up, you're using colors so that the person searching — their eyes are drawn directly to you. Character. This is showing the weird, quirky, unusual side of yourself, and this is the thing that a lot of people miss. They think that, 'I have to look perfect.' You'll actually stand out more to the person you want to meet. And then, context. This is really important in this Instagram world we live in, showing who you are and what you enjoy doing through your photos, and telling your story visually is super important now."