Connecting with people locally can take time, and it's sometimes hard to know where to start.
And since so many of our readers use The Local to connect ‘locally' with online news and communities in new countries, it seemed natural for us look at how we could also make it easier for you -- our readers -- to meet people offline as well.
What one person finds attractive can vary hugely from the next, but there are certain things that tend to put off the majority of people.
And once you’ve curated a winning selection of images, make sure you don’t neglect your bio.
Some of the most annoying and overused bio phrases include: “Just ask”, “I'm not good at writing bios”, and “Don't swipe me if you're going to want to talk forever.” One woman explained why it’s aggravating when a man wants to meet up too quickly: “Maybe dudes don't have to worry about being raped and murdered by meeting a stranger off a dating app, but please be considerate of the fact that we do.
Sure, there's plenty to celebrate about living abroad.
But when it comes to dating, starting from scratch in a new country with a different dating culture doesn't exactly make it easier to find the perfect match.
That's why we've launched a new online dating service powered by Once, the dating app that mixes high-tech with a human touch.
Some of you may have already discovered what happens when you click on the ‘Dating' category on The Local's menu bar (to find ‘Dating' while viewing The Local on a mobile device, just swipe left on the menu bar).Now, I know you are thinking, “Oh no not ANOTHER dating app”, but before you dismiss this one let me tell you why I think HOO is a genius idea.Unlike Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid, HOO gives users the ability to be in two locations at once.When it comes to pictures, many men seem to be going wrong if the Reddit thread is anything to go by.A lack of originality turns off a lot of women: “Apparently 50% of Tinder has been to Machu Picchu,” wrote one.The next night, John went to Samantha’s house to apologize for canceling.