"I personally start with honesty. If I can be completely myself and another finds that interesting, that's a strong beginning. Look for people who have accepted themselves; they're more likely to accept you."
In an online world where it’s so easy to mask yourself, being authentic has become ever more important. It may be tempting to present yourself as the person you think people want you to be. But that’s an exhausting charade you will be happier to let go of. When asked why you get along with someone so well, an almost cliché answer is “Well, I can just be myself around them.” Be aware of and accept all your strengths, flaws, and quirks. When you accept yourself, you are more likely to encounter people who accept you for you, too!