Such photos attract little attention in Eastern Europe. I’ve tested many openers and telling them something about what profession I think they are employed in works quite well. Few girls go online to met someone serious and boring, except a few Ukrainian girls, so I don’t see a way around this even for guys like me who aren’t naturally funny or good at flirting with women. I find the longer I keep them entertained without suggesting we meet the more excited and intrigued girls tend to become.A somewhat original opener other than the catastrophic ‘Hello. Then pending how many smiley faces and emoticons they use as soon as they start replying I reciprocate in kind. I usually spend another 1-4 days being in touch every other day on What’s App, Viber or Skype before suggesting a meet-up. Instead of me saying ‘Hello’ they often will initiate contact at this stage.

For being noticed, a professional looking photo in a suit is pure gold. I currently use a selfie where I don’t look directly into the camera but have a serious expression whilst wearing a shirt and tie. Once on a different platform I still attempt to keep it lighthearted and fun.

It gets me more attention and matches than all my fun action shots of bungee jumping or partying combined! This is my biggest sticking point and I do lose a few prospects here as I often fail to do so.

Still, I do believe it is abundantly clear that there is a huge difference in how easy it is to hookup with girls online pending what country you find yourself in.

There are also certain strategies that works in most countries.

As I made my way through Eastern Europe over the past six months trying to find the most livable country with the most obtainable beautiful girls, I tested Tinder, Badoo and Mamba in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic and Romania.

Being new to the world of online dating at the start of this year, I naturally improved as the months went by.To get there and keep the interest going I often: I don’t lie about it.I’m early 30s, although I did experiment one week as 25 and another as 38.It made no difference in terms of matches, conversations or response rate.Comparing women’s responses and receptiveness now in July to back in January is thus slightly akin to comparing apples and oranges.I’m by no means an expert in the field of online dating.