Internet dating success

Forget that stuff about playing hard to get, expecting the man to pay, and never having sex on a first date. “I cook a mean paella and I’ll always try to make you laugh” is good, but “I have a fantastic job and no-one can understand why I’m single” is not.

Today’s rules are a little more user-friendly – but some of them may surprise you. Many profiles on dating websites start with statements like: “I’m no good at this kind of thing”. If you put yourself down, you won’t sound attractively self-effacing. The aim of the online dating game is to catch the eye of someone you have lots in common with.

The ODA monitors enquiry and complaint levels and the issues complained about.

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We are a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA) which was set up to ensure high standards of behaviour by dating service providers serving the UK.

The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.

See it all as experience, not as proof that you’re a loser (or that everyone else is a loser).

Learn from your bad and boring dates and try again.

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