Tips and Advice

Using the following tips and advice will make all the difference to your success in using mates4dates

Post a picture
Make sure you have a photo - many members will only respond to profiles with photos. For your main photo, choose a good shot that shows you looking happy. A good photo of you will make all the difference!

Make the first move
Don’t just wait for people to contact you. Making the first move will show you are outgoing and will improve your chances. Always try to reply promptly to emails and don’t worry about looking too interested – its polite to respond quickly.

Complete your profile
Please do try to take the time to write a bit about yourself and what you are looking for. That way, other members can contact you knowing that you might have similar interests or be looking for the same sort of thing.

Invite your friends to join you on mates4dates
Most people actually meet their partner through friends – why not encourage your friends to come internet dating with you – one of your friends friends might be the perfect person for you but you just haven’t had the chance to meet yet.

Take an interest
Before replying to other people, read their profile, what are their interests and hobbies? Show that you are interested in the same things.

Take time to find the right words
Don't send out loads of emails all at once. Try a few at first and if you don't get the right response, take a fresh look at what you are sending out and what you have written on your profile. How would you respond if you received that mail?

Don’t be too forward
Don’t mention sex or imply you are just looking for sex. Believe us, this doesn’t work.

Be yourself
Resist the urge to come out with one-liners. Tell others a bit yourself and what makes interests you. Just try to be yourself.

Tell us if you have any problems
We really want this site to be a nice experience for everyone. So if you find anyone who is abusive or unpleasant, please let us know. If necessary we can remove people from the site who are offensive and who contravene our terms and conditions.

Ask us if there is anything you don't understand
We will try to get back to you within 48 hours. We've tried to make the site as easy to use as possible, but we do know that everyone needs a bit of help from time to time.

Over to you – have fun and good luck!

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