If you feel like you’re the only one who hasn’t found that near-perfect partner, you’re not alone. In fact, 64 percent of the millennial generation is in the same singles-only boat.
And while there are plenty of benefits to being (and staying) solo, we understand the allure of finding that special someone. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 science-backed, expert-approved ways to boost your dating prospects, whether you’re dating online or IRL. Listen closely, and you may not be so single come next February 14th.
If You’re Dating Online: 1. Perfect your online presence.
Whatever dating service you choose, take time to polish your profile, says Lori Salkin, dating coach and head matchmaker of YU Connects. Avoid swear words, as these can make some people wary, and use spellcheck to be sure you don’t come off as careless or… less than smart.
But don’t be afraid to be funny and show your sense of humor. This make you seem more approachable if someone appreciates your wit, Salkin says. Plus, if someone opts not to message you back because they don’t like your style of hamming it up, that’s fine—you probably wouldn’t get along with them anyway.
Finally, keep it simple. No …