At FullMast Men’s Health Clinics, we often meet men preparing to jump back into the dating world. For many of them, dating websites are a valuable tool for meeting like-minded singles.

For those new to the scene, online dating can be an intimidating place to navigate. How does one get started? What advice is worth following?

If you’re wondering how to find love online, we’re here to help. Here are the 3 best tips from experienced daters.

1. Be the Best Version of Yourself

Putting your best foot forward is always good advice, but make sure your profile is honest. Pretending to be someone else online will just attract the wrong people and waste your time.

“Being honest means you never have to explain yourself or change in the future if someone likes you.” One experienced dater writes on a reddit thread on the subject. “You are beautiful to someone. Find them, forget the rest.”

2. Manage Expectations & Enjoy the Process

Trying to meet someone special can feel tedious, especially after a few failed dates. According to another online dater on reddit, even the less-than-perfect matches can be fun with the right attitude: “Online dating should be an enjoyable and fun experience. Don’t take it too seriously and prepare yourself to meet plenty of nice, friendly people who you absolutely don’t fancy. At some stage, there will be someone that you do. Many people go on around 30 dates before they meet someone they really fall for online. So try to keep that in perspective and enjoy the process.”

3. Take It Offline ASAP

While the internet can be a great place to meet potential mates, the actual development of the relationship should take place in real life if distance allows.

As one redditor writes in the thread, “We get too comfortable with our online selves and romanticize the people we meet before we actually see them. My general rule of thumb when I was single would be to exchange 2-3 pleasant messages and if it was going well suggest coffee or a quick date like activity for the following weekend or in the coming few days.

“The truth is I can talk to just about anybody through text or in emailesque messages but the body language and tone were always super important to deciding if I was wasting my time or not.”

Remember, It’s Never Too Late to Find Love

Whether you are looking for a long-term relationship or a few fun flings, the internet is a great way to meet someone new.

As we’ve written before, there is no age limit when it comes to finding a partner. There are, however, some steps men can take to make sure their bodies are ready for any new relationships. That’s where FullMast comes in.

If you need medical assistance as you get back into the dating world, FullMast clinics in Toronto in Vancouver are here to help. Call us toll free at 1-844-500-1177 or contact us online today.

Written by Shauna Vert