Posted: Mon 1st Apr 2024

A new etiquette in dating apps: send regular messages, communicate in video chat

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales


Online dating has become an integral part of the lives of millions of people today. Yet at the same time, not everyone knows how to properly date online, what rules and regulations need to be followed in order to be a good chat partner and increase the chances of a successful and promising acquaintance. This is exactly what we want to talk about today.

After all, if you really want to make new friends or even meet your true love on the internet, you need to approach this with full responsibility.

The main rules of etiquette in dating apps

Many of the same rules apply here as in real life. But there are also some features that require you to have the correct approach to communication. We will focus on these…

  • Don’t cut off communication without warning and don’t ignore messages. Unfortunately this is a quite common practice, where a person simply stops responding in the chat and ignores any attempts to continue the conversation. This phenomenon even has a name — ghosting. It’s very unpleasant when people simply cut you off for no apparent reason. Therefore, if you do not want to continue the chat, it’s better to immediately inform your chat partner not give them false hopes. Save yourself and them the time and hassle.
  • Before you start communicating, study the person’s profile and make sure that you are really interested in them. It won’t take you much time, but you will be better able to understand whether it’s worth trying to get to know each other. This will be more effective than writing to the first person you come across, and then realizing that they are not suitable for you at all or even interesting.
  • Don’t try to deceive another user by embellishing your biography, heavily retouching your photo, etc. If you’re really serious and want to find your soulmate, you shouldn’t start dating with deception. Be honest, use real photos, don’t try to appear to be someone you’re not. It is very easy to create a fictitious image on the internet, but can you maintain it in real life? Probably not. And even if you can, that will only be for a very short time.
  • Quickly move communication from text chat to video chat and don’t delay meeting offline. Any relationship must develop. If you start dating through text messages and become interested in a person, try to quickly move the dialogue to video chat to get to know each other better. And when you feel that you’re ready to meet in person, take action. Because if you slip at one of the stages, chances are high that this stage will be the end of the relationship.
  • Avoid ambiguous sexual cues and offers. If you think that this will somehow progress your relationship and demonstrate your openness, you’re mistaken. Not everyone likes to hear vulgarities and strange jokes from people they don’t know well. Your words and offers can greatly alienate your chat partner. Better do without it.

We also recommend avoiding overly personal questions and topics in the initial stages of dating. Not all people are ready to open up to a new person right away, and your persistence in such topics can only complicate communication. At first, you should concentrate on more neutral topics — movies, music, travel, hobbies, and the like. And it’s better to leave issues of family, relationships, politics, religion, etc. for the future, when you already know each other well enough.

If you’re serious about it, try using online video chats

Traditional dating sites and apps are no longer the only format for web dating. There are many good alternatives, and video chats is definitely one of them. This format is ideal for quick dating, because the system connects you with a new chat partner via video in literally just a few seconds, and allows you to communicate on a variety of topics. This way, getting to know each other happens much faster, and in just a couple of minutes of conversation you can get to know a person better than in a few days or even a couple of weeks of texting.

Let’s take a quick look at some popular online video chat apps that you should try:

  • LuckyCrush — a popular video chat with a very functional gender filter. Today LuckyCrush has over a million active users in more than 100 countries. Therefore, you definitely won’t feel a shortage of interesting chat partners. And if you want to meet foreign users but don’t know the language, you can activate the built-in translator. It’s really convenient.
  • CooMeet — a video chat app like Luckycrush, which also offers users a highly accurate gender filter and a built-in translator. CooMeet also has convenient mobile applications for iOS and Android, and there is a Stories function like on Instagram. The audience is even larger — over nine million members in more than 120 countries. According to statistics, the number of chats per month on CooMeet exceeds 350 million.
  • Emeraldchat — another very usable video chat app where you can communicate not only one-on-one, but also in group chat. Here you can exchange messages, photos and media files. And in Emeraldchat, each user has a karma rating, depending on which, the system will connect you with certain users. The higher your karma, the more interesting and fruitful dating will be.
  • Fruzo — a minimalist alternative to LuckyCrush with a simple gender filter and the ability to follow the profiles of other members so as not to lose them in the future, and be able to continue communication at any time. Otherwise, this is a pretty classic video chat with all of the resultant advantages.

Despite the fact that many modern online video chat apps are very similar to each other, upon closer examination you’ll see many differences, unique functions and features. Therefore, we recommend that you try several options, compare them, and evaluate the audience of each site. This will help you choose the most suitable video chat app for your wishes and requirements.

To sum up, be open and sincere

Every year the number of people online dating increases. Already today, about 18% of all marriages in the world start with online dating. By 2024-2025, this figure may well reach 20% or even more. Therefore, there’s no doubt that web dating has become an integral part of the life of modern society. This means you should be paying attention to this format of dating.

If you previously dated mostly offline, at first it may be unusual to try to start a conversation with a new person on the internet. But you’ll get used to it very quickly and will sincerely love this format. Not to mention that today more and more people are much more loyal to dating on the internet than offline. The same person may ignore your offer to meet somewhere on the street, but will willingly communicate with you on the internet. These are our modern realities, not bad and not good, just changes in society that it’s high time to accept.

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