The whole point of dating apps is to eventually get a date with someone you see as a potential match – whether that be a long-term match or a short-term match. But as anyone who’s been on an app knows, that’s easier said than done. A big reason for this? Daters taking to apps don’t have a strategy for it.
Having a strategy when it comes to dating apps means you’re more likely to follow through with that plan and make it to the final step. So how can you make a dating app strategy to make sure you actually get on that date?
- Be honest about your expectations in advance. Don’t lie on your profile and make sure your expectations are clear. If you want a relationship, say that. If you want a fling, say that. Be clear and truthful about your preferences and hobbies, too. By doing this, you are weeding out anyone who’s not a good match or who doesn’t want the same things as you do from the get-go and you’re not wasting your time.
- Set your intentions. Give yourself a timeline. Allot some time for each step of dating, and after that, if you’re still interested in them, take things to the next level. For example, text for a week, and after that week’s up, see if they’re interested in talking on the phone or FaceTiming. Do that for a few days to a week and then see if they’re interested in meeting IRL.