One of the joys of online dating is that you can plan what you get to say, so you don’t need to worry about saying the wrong ring on the spur of the moment.
Believe it or not, online dating is the perfect place to meet someone if you are shy.
Instead of having to fight for conversation in a noisy bar, or try to decide whether you like someone based on looks and body language alone.
If you’re shy, don’t be ashamed to say it, let people know if you prefer to spend time with close friends, rather than competing for attention in a large group.
Use your profile as a way to show your true personality and don’t worry about trying to impress people by second-guessing what other people would like.
Making the first move can be frightening, but it will help you to meet people.
If you’re worried about sending a message straight away, you could add them to your ‘favourites’, that way they will know that you are interested and may then chose to send you a message.