2015 is almost here, with many people viewing it as a fresh start. If you've failed to find love during the last 12 months, the New Year really could be the perfect opportunity to step up your search and meet 'the one'.
However, carrying on as you did in 2014 could leave you with the same results. After all, using the same techniques and expecting different results isn't the best way to go about anything, especially not online dating.
Rather than face another lonely New Year when December 2015 rolls around, why not make some dating resolutions to see if you can change your luck?
Here are some things you can do to better your chances of meeting a new partner.
Update your profile
Head into the New Year with a fresh profile to help you get as much notice as possible from potential matches. Keeping your profile the same for months on end makes it look boring and can mean people don't bother to look properly.
You should aim to update your profile every month or so, even if you just change your picture or some other small thing on it. This will keep it up-to-date and could help attract those that had overlooked you previously.
Don't go overboard with the updates though, as changing your profile too much can make it seem like you spend too much time on there.
Be more forward
Waiting for someone else to make a move can leave you disappointed and dateless. Heading into the new year, try to be more forward with how you date online. Message more people and be more outgoing.
This doesn't mean bombard everyone with messages, but a simple 'hi' can go a long way. Not everyone will message you back, but that's perfectly fine. You'll have more chance of the right person messaging you if you have said hello first.
Go on more dates
If you have been talking to someone and you get on, arrange to meet them in person. This is the best way of assessing whether you really have things in common and whether the relationship can go any further.
Meeting at an earlier point than you might usually stops you from wasting time when there is no future to a match. This frees you up to meet someone who is better suited. You never know, you might make some great friends along the way even if you don't find that special someone.
It can be hard work to find the right person, but you shouldn't let the search get you down or stress you out. If you have fun with online dating, you'll stand a better chance of recognising the right one when they do come along.
Enjoy yourself and take the whole process lightly, that way it isn't too big a deal if someone doesn't message you back or if a date goes badly. Being able to laugh about things like this will ensure your experience of online dating is a good one.
2015 is almost here, with many people viewing it as a fresh start. If you've failed to find love during the last 12 months, the New Year really could be the perfect opportunity to step up your search and meet…