This goes for online dating and “offline” dating. Really, just dating in general. Actually, it can just be great life advice.
Ready for it? Here it goes:
BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO DATE.
Seriously! Do you want to date someone funny, interesting, smart, and outgoing? Well you better be funny, interesting, smart, and outgoing, too!
If you’re unsure of what I mean, look at this way:
IF YOU MET YOU, WOULD YOU DATE YOU?
Now don’t be all cocky and silly and say “yea of course, I’m fabulous!”. Sure, you’re great. But think about this really hard. If you met yourself, would you be interested in getting to know you better?
Now don’t start following your crush’s favorite football team if you don’t like sports. That’s not how this works. Your personal interests can be different.
However, if you want to date someone with particular qualities, then you better be sharing some/all of those qualities.