Try and look passed the photo and try to read into what people say about themselves with an open mind 'don't be so critical'. Chatting or engaging with people in far away (often exotic) places is only asking for trouble.If they are locals it is easy to establish their credentials this will minimize the risk of being scammed because believe me they are out there.So don’t be disappointed if all the cute guys or girls are not knocking on your door.
It should go without saying put some character into your own profile (a little humor goes a long way) and of course put up the best photo you can of yourself.
Try and be a little more open minded, a little less defensive and less focused on looks.
We live in a very critical society and scrolling through a directory of photos is not helping matters.
Match has a number of advanced features, is a well polished system and has a safe and serious dating feel which I liked.
Any questions I had were addressed quickly and generally it was everything one could expect from a leading dating system.