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The Millennial's Guide To Online Dating: Things You Need To Know

The Millennial's Guide To Online Dating: Things You Need To Know
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Were you born at the turn of the century? If you were a child between the 1980s and early 2000s, you might well have been through traumatic teenage years, emerging as a young adult. If you haven't settled into a relationship yet, perhaps you're aware of the buzz around dating sites? These platforms are becoming hugely popular with singles of all ages, but especially Millennials. Whether you might be seeking a hookup tonight or something longer-term, why don't you check out our handy dating guide for Millennials? Here's everything you need to know.

Tap Into Social Media

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When dating platforms were first introduced a few decades ago, people of your parent's generation faced limited options. These sites were little more than outlets where you could touch base with a cross-section of people who might have shared similar interests. In the modern world, there is an entire hookup culture that had evolved around digital matchmaking and a whole digital dimension that can be tapped into for Millennials seeking partners. A good tip would be to be as active as possible on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or other similar services. As well as offering the ability to develop a wide social circle, you can easily hook up with people who might be interested in this kind of relationship.

Be Picky When Virtual Matching

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Much as there appear to be bountiful opportunities for uncovering potential partners, you can also afford to be discerning when looking for love! Dating sites and apps are built on compatibility. Algorithms will ensure you have every chance of being connected with those individuals who would appear to be most suitable. You are also under no obligation to begin flirting with the first person who catches your eyes. Many newcomers to these dating services prefer to keep their options open. They will engage with a variety of individuals, whittling down the potential dating pool over time.

Exercise A Degree Of Caution

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Many of us have seen popular TV shows focusing on 'catfish' – people using false identities so they can scam other site members. But these situations only make headlines because they are relatively unique. Most of the people you will encounter will be looking for genuine connections. But until you get to know someone well, you should always be cautious about revealing too much of yourself. Be careful about texting until you get to know the person better - in case your messages end up being circulated amongst their friends! Never send explicit photographs either. Once you are connected with someone and the chemistry is there, it would make far more sense to celebrate your physicality face-to-face! There has been a long catalog of people sharing private photos that have – either intentionally or unintentionally – gone public.

Build A 'flirting Shortlist'

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If you are a Millennial, the chances are you are in the habit of using a variety of social media outlets. This will put you in touch with a cross-section of exciting individuals. Much as there can be a temptation to focus on those individuals you find most attractive, it would be better to take a step back. It would make more sense to spend time getting to know a variety of individuals.

Technology Is Always Advancing

The good news for Millennials is that the technology driving dating outlets is in a state of flux. There are many interesting innovations likely to have a significant impact on this field in the near future. Expect to be able to don the same virtual reality headset you might already use for gaming to engineer exciting virtual dates with avatar versions of your significant other!