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4 tips you need to know when chatting online with a potential partner

If it’s a potential love interest you’re chatting with, pointless conversations aren’t going to get you anywhere.

Updated: Aug 09, 2018 09:14:35

By HT Correspondent

Instead of just flexing your biceps, start talking with them if you want to take things forward. (Shutterstock)

Thanks to apps like Tinder and Truly Madly, dating has become way more easier than what it was before. Although some of these dating apps have the reputation of being primarily for hook ups, you still keep hearing of many couples who found their soulmate through them and finally also got married.

However, because of Whatsapp and other similar messaging apps, the conversation has become mundane. Consider these banal messages which each of us get on a regular basis: What’s up? How’s it going? What you up to?

If it’s a potential love interest you’re chatting with, these lines are going to get you nowhere. Actually, they will get you somewhere- probably out of their lives for sure! These are certain things you need to keep in mind when talking to someone you feel you might have a potential future with:

Be more involved



Skip the small talk. You need to be more engaged when chatting with them. It’s better to talk about actual stuff rather than just try to pass time by chatting just for the sake of it.



Conversations can get pointless when you don’t know what direction you are headed towards. ( Shutterstock )

The questions you ask

You need to ask real questions rather than the oft used What’s up? Or How’s it going? Ask questions so you get to know the person better, that way even they would feel that you are interested in them. Whether they like to travel, the food they prefer and what do they like doing in their free time are good questions to ask.

Where are you headed?

Conversations can get pointless when you don’t know what direction you are headed towards. You need to know what it is that you want from this person and then accordingly your relationship or whatever it is you share with this person shall move in the right direction.

Contain the excitement

Don’t concentrate only on one person. Chatting with various people helps you get to know more about them and also helps you decide which one you would want to spend more time with.

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First Published: Aug 09, 2018 09:14:15

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