Online dating advice

Here you will find some helpfull advice to help you get the most from your online dating experience. Don't forget, our helpful staff are on hand seven days a week to answer any queries you might have.

How to spot a scammer

For the most part, you'll meet some amazing people online. Unfortunately there are also some deeply unpleasant people around too – and some of those are actively trying to scam you. When it comes to the dating world, these people are often known as ‘catfish', and they often create elaborate identities specifically tailored to elicit your sympathy. We all want to be loved, and so it is surprisingly easy to be taken in by one of these scammers, no matter how otherwise astute we may be.

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Online Safety

We love the whole concept of online dating – and in particular we like how it means that we don't have to spend quite so much time hopping from bar to bar in the search for that special someone. Nothing is ever entirely safe though, even a life lived online. Don't get us wrong, a little spice from the odd hiccup in life goes a long way, but it's vital that you keep a level head so things don't get out of hand.

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Preparing for your date

So you've been trying out a few possibilities, have updated your profile and put a decent picture up online, now what? You've gone onto the forums and chatted with a few people. There's been a bit of interest and a few cheeky messages, and now it's crunch time - time to actually meet that person from the other side of the screen.

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Selecting a good photo

One of the most daunting decisions for many people is one that lies at the heart of dating success. The right photo will do wonders for your chances, but there are plenty of people who convince themselves that putting one up is a mistake. This might be from modesty, insecurity or shyness - believing that no photo will ever show them in a good light.

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Writing a good profile

Signing up for any dating site is always a bit of a challenge, and no more so than when you start to write your profile. Here at Gracefully Single, we recognise that you might be feeling a little stuck, and we want you to be able to have the best chance of finding Mr or Miss Right. What better then than to stop and take a couple of minutes to think about what makes for a good profile?

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