Online dating, like anything else, has some etiquette rules everyone should follow.It always amazes me how much people willingly disguise who they are online.
However, a lot of people aren’t using online dating to their best benefit.One of my recent female clients had only two pictures up, and both were professional shots. It suggests that this is the best she could possibly look, and, in fact, she might be much less attractive.I think three back-and-forths (six total emails) is the sweet spot before exchanging numbers or setting up a date, but I’ll allow four for those nervous types. You want to find out sooner rather than later if this person does or does not mesh with you, so get out there and meet them.Also, many people are using online dating as a form of entertainment.We’re all saying these things because we think that’s what others want to hear, but the more you disguise yourself, the less chance you have of finding someone who’s totally into what you are into.
Author Laura Zinn opines, and I agree, “Be exactly who you are, though this means you’ll get rejected.” That is, until the person who loves everything about you comes along! If you haven’t tried it, probably many of your friends have.I used it back in my single days and found it very effective for reaching out to many people who I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to contact or interact with.They just want to flirt and chat with people and have no desire to actually meet them in person.You want to weed these people out as quick as possible. The minute you do, you send him a cute text with an adorable kissy face.While both men and women do this, I find the ladies do it a bit more.