Boost your confidence for a video call on a free dating app
Video calls are an essential part of online dating. If one uses a free dating app when looking for a perfect match, there is no way they will stick to text messages and simple “likes”. A person will want to video call you before meeting you face to face. And if you’re in a long distance relationship with someone from another country or even continent, setting up Skype dates on a regular basis is a must. Keeping the fire burning is no easy task.
But what are you supposed to do if you’re too camera-shy? You obviously should enjoy talking to your match in front of the camera. And if you don’t, than what’s the point? It’s all about making your life more pleasant and fulfilling, otherwise why would you burden yourself with activities that make you anxious, nervous, and, simply put, miserable?
Well, you can always give it a try and see whether there is a chance of you becoming more comfortable when talking to a person on Skype. In most cases things do improve over time if there is mutual affection and genuine fondness between two people.
Here are a few steps you can take in order to boost your confidence when talking to your special someone online.
Dress to impress
Dress before the video chat the same way you would for the real date. Make sure you wear something stylish and elegant, something that emphasises your attractiveness. No pyjamas, wrinkled t-shirts and tattered pants. There is no second chance to make a first impression – remember this when setting up your first Skype date. Even if a person can see only your face and shoulders, looking picture perfect from head to toe will give you a confidence boost.
Set up the lighting
It’s strongly recommended to experiment with lighting before the video setting. the way your face is lit can either emphasise your attractiveness or completely ruin your look. Most people go for soft, subtle light that flatter their features and hides some minor defects like dark circle under eyes, wrinkles and so on. And remember, a source of light should be just above your head. If it’s too high or too low, the shadows are most likely to distort your features.
Make sure the background is nice
Having a Skype date in a messy room is not sexy. Make sure your room is tidy and clean before you get connected with your sweetheart via a video call. Choose a nice setting with an interesting backdrop – a beautiful painting on the wall, a world map with destinations you’ve ticked off, a collection of ceramic elephants and so on. Discussing the background could be an excellent ice-breaker, by the way.
Thing about conversation topics well in advance
If you’re scared of an awkward silence during your video chat session, think about suitable and engaging conversation topics well in advance. You can even write them down. Think about questions you’d like to ask and thing to discuss. If the conversation flows, it’s quite possible you won’t need to rely upon these topics, but if it doesn’t, they could be a life saver.
Don’t underestimate the power of a genuine compliment
They say women love with their ears. The truth is, men do, too. Everyone likes to hear something flattering about their appearance, character traits, or life choice. Make sure to give your special someone a compliment they will really appreciate. It should be genuine and specific – saying something like “you look good” or “you’re a nice person won’t do. It just sounds too generic and shallow. But if you say “You’ve read all the books by Sir Walter Scott? That’s so impressive! You have an excellent taste”, it’s definitely going to be appreciated.
To sum it all up, don’t give up too easily. After all, fortune favours the brave.