1. Creating Your Profile. Your profile should be an accurate representation of who you are in real life. This should be reflected in everything from your photo, to your name, handle, and content of your tweets.
2. Following. How might you determine if following a particular person will be worth your time? You may look at their tweets, their followers, and who they follow. Also consider your approach to following. Do you initiate contact or are you more likely to follow others only after they have followed you? Will changing your approach get you more followers or are you fine with how things are?
3. Mentions and Interactions. Your followers may give you a compliment by retweeting you or mentioning you in their tweets. But you won’t know if you don’t pay attention. Also consider how you respond to compliments. Do you return them when appropriate?
4. Unfollowing. If you decided to follow someone for a particular reason and that person is no longer living up to your expectations, you have the option of unfollowing him or her. In some cases, you may have to block certain followers who you perceive as threatening. It might also be a good idea to periodically unfollow those who are no longer following you – except in the most unusual circumstances such as when you are following a celebrity you don’t know personally. But most likely, you accepted this possibility when you decided to follow that particular celebrity.
Although dating can be challenging, applying what you’ve learned to become an effective Twitter user might just increase your chances of dating success.