Online dating is a system that allows people to meet and chat online without revealing their true identities. There are many online dating sites where people in the UK can meet someone when the regular system of dating is not working for them.
The way this system works is that you first register with the site and pay a subscription fee. You enter a screen name that others will use when contacting you. You don’t give out your own email because this could lead to contacts that you don’t want to make. You fill out a complete profile of yourself – what you look like and what you are looking for in a mate. You may be interested in developing a permanent relationship with someone or you may be interested in just friendship. You will provide details of what you want as well as details of your character, such as your likes and dislikes and your strengths and weaknesses.
The next part of the registration process is to add a photo of yourself. The site will provide you with all the instructions you need to upload this photo. You can add another photo that is different from the one showing on your profile and only those you select will be able to see the additional one.
You can choose a free subscription if you just want to see how the system works but in order to receive any emails or to chat online, you will have to upgrade to full membership. You can do this by credit card, but you do have to make sure the site you are using is secure. You can also include your mobile number and when your transaction is complete you will be a member of the online dating site.
Now you can start looking at the list of people the computer generates as matching your profile and what you are looking for. You can go into each of these profiles to read about the person and see a photo before you decide to send an email asking that you start communicating. At the same time, your profile will come up as a match for others, so you will start receiving emails as well.
The main menu features a chat button so you can simply chat with whomever is online at that time. You can flirt with others in this way by simply typing in your message and receiving the messages sent back to you. After chatting with one person who piques your interest and with whom it seems you have a lot in common, you can decide to take the relationship a little further by communicating through your own email addresses or even make plans to meet.
You do have to be careful with online dating because there may be predators and unsavoury characters online. If you do make plans to get together always do so in an area where there are other people, such as in a restaurant. Never let the person know your address until you are completely comfortable with him/her. Therefore for the first few dates, you should always find your own transportation so if things don’t work out you can leave at any time.