No matter how you slice it, online dating is daunting.
With an overwhelming number of digital dating platforms and an endless stream of prospective partners, how will you ever stand out?
The Huffington Post caught up with Before diving into the online dating sea, Jakovljevic says you should be aware of what type of relationship you're after.
For casual hook ups, Jakovljevic recommends Tinder for straight guys (or Grindr for gay guys).
If you're in search of To take your online dating game to the next level, try putting yourself in your prospective partner's shoes.
For example, to gain insight into a woman's perspective, Jakovljevic suggests creating a female profile for a day and observing how men talk to you.
"Most women are getting dozens of messages, only a few of which stand out. The number one mistake guys make is writing about their traits rather than demonstrating their traits, Jakovljevic says.
There's a difference between saying "I'm a really funny guy," and sharing a hilarious story on your profile.
"If someone tells you they're really cool, one thing you can be sure if is, they aren't," he advises.Think about what you want to communicate, and show that instead of flat out saying it.It's also helpful to ask yourself, "What kind of introduction would you in a social setting and another showing you doing something interesting.The key for the latter is to spark curiosity and create topics of conversation. Putting thought into your initial greeting shows you're interested and that you've taken time to read through her profile.Good photos, for instance, will show you backstage with a band or in a remote area less traveled-to. According to a study by dating site OKCupid, messages that include the phrase "you mention" along with an interest listed in her profile, or messages that suggest you have a common interest, have a much higher chance of getting a response.You want your prospective match to wonder, "How did he pull that off? When exchanging messages, it's important to avoid text speak and physical compliments, Jakovljevic says.