5 Things to Avoid When Mobile Video Dating
Mobile video dating is a new way of online dating that breeds a genuine connection. People get the opportunity to talk through video messages and meet in live video chats, showing the other person facial expressions, voice fluctuations, and nonverbal communication that is missed through traditional online messaging. Mobile video dating is such a new territory, that it can be tricky to know the ins and outs right off the bat. Thankfully, we have compiled 5 tips on things to avoid when using mobile video dating apps.
1. Don't send the same video to everyone
It is tempting to have a standard video message you send to everyone you’re interested in, but that is a huge mistake. Customize your video messages to the person you’re chatting with to show them that you’re interested. This leads to more genuine connections and shows the person that you’re paying attention to their profile.
2. Don’t give out personal details too quickly
While connections may be deeper and happen more quickly with video dating, remember that it is still online dating and some caution is necessary. Don’t give out personal details like where you live, until you meet them in person and develop trust with them. You wouldn’t give out personal details to strangers online and video dating is no different.
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3. Avoid having a dirty background
A surefire way to scare people away is having a dirty room in the background of your video messages or your live video chat. It’s something that’s overlooked when dating through text messaging apps because there is not that visual component. You want to make a good first impression and showing off an unkept place does not set the best tone.
4. Don’t go in with the mindset that video dating isn’t “real dating”
Just like you’re a real person using your mobile phone to date, video profiles on apps are connected to real people on the opposite end of the phone. Just because you didn’t meet at a bar or the grocery store doesn’t make your connection any less real. Avoid the idea that video dating isn’t “real” and you will open yourself up to plenty of possibilities.
5. Don’t feel too much pressure
Video dating is meant to be a fun way to get to know people and build genuine connections. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to find “the one” right away, as it may take time. Let go of any pressure you feel and just be yourself to find the best connections. Who knows what could happen when you send that first video message?!
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