Perhaps you’ve heard rumors about online dating being a last resort used by desperate people who have been unable to find love any other way. That’s the myth. What about the truth? The fact is, dating sites like flirt.com or Tinder have exploded in popularity in recent years. The larger matchmaking sites now command memberships running into the millions, spanning every continent on the globe. They are a convenient and flexible method of getting in touch with other singles. They are also an excellent way of establishing international relationships. Here’s how online dating would introduce you to a potential partner in Nigeria.
Joining a site
First of all, going online to arrange your love life is so convenient. It is free to sign up to most reputable agencies, and becoming a member involves a straightforward process. Generally, you go to the site homepage and complete an online application form. This will simply ask for basic details, such as your name and your email address, as well as enquiring about the type of partner you would prefer to get to know. You never have to worry about divulging your identity because you will be asked to choose a username rather than posting your actual name online.
Using the matching facility
Once you have gone through this process, you are then free to start sifting through the profiles of other site users. Unlike traditional dating avenues, where people can sometimes be guarded about themselves until they get to know other singles a bit better, the online environment is much more conducive to honest conversation.
People feel much relaxed in this discreet situation and will, therefore, open up much more readily. If you do come across someone who catches your eye, all you have to do to attract their attention is to send a ‘wink.’ This is the virtual equivalent of entering a busy Lagos bar, spotting someone you are taken by, and smiling at them.
If this is reciprocated, then you are good to go. You can begin to exchange messages with this person. It is entirely up to you the pace at which your communication unfolds. Some users like to take some time getting to know a prospective partner. Others are keen to get acquainted as quickly as possible. Whichever way works best for you, you will soon find it easy to establish a rapport after going online.
Dos and don’ts
There are a few issues to be mindful of when it comes to online dating. Never be tempted to share information beyond your user name, at least until you have got do you know this person much better and feel you can trust them. There are a few scammers who use these websites for malicious purposes, signing up with different names and posting fake profiles (a process known as catfishing.) They might do so in order to gain the trust of other singles before attempting to extort financial information. But the admin staff of all these websites are highly trained at sifting out undesirable elements who are not using their web platform for its proper function.
Taking your romance offline
Once you feel you have established a sense of chemistry, you can arrange to meet your new date anywhere you wish in Nigeria. The beauty of having established an online relationship, first of all, is you will already have an excellent idea of your new partner’s personality, as well as their likes and dislikes. You have many romantic destinations to choose from. What happens next is entirely up to yourselves.