While it seems the whole world is swiping right and left on Tinder or finding love on and e Harmony, believe it or not, every day singles come to me to tell me they’re going to try online dating for the first time.Nine times out of 10, they are nervous and hesitant about the whole thing.From thinking they’ll only meet creepy guys, ones who want to hook up, to wondering how much they’ll really weigh, some singles would rather go to the dentist for a root canal than create an Internet dating profile.

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What do you have to lose if you’re open to the possibilities and maybe even a few laughs along the way?

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before you try online dating for the first time: If you’re newly single and just had your heart broken, maybe you need to wait a few months before taking the plunge.

If you just want to take a peek, go ahead and create a profile for free on one dating site and start searching profiles until you’re ready to send your first email.

In terms of what to say, if you’re looking for marriage and a long-term relationship, make sure you state it on your profile.

If your photos look lazy, blurry or only include selfies and party shots, you probably won’t be finding your husband or new boyfriend online.

Take the time to get your profile photos professionally taken or grab a friend with a great mobile phone or digital camera and shoot 100 photos in three to five different outfits.

Make sure to wear color in your primary photo and smile into the camera.

This will push away those who have a different dating agenda.

Make it known what you want and don’t settle for less.