You wouldn’t keep going to the same restaurant if you hated the food, would you?
If there isn’t even an inkling, don’t bother making a second date. It’s either there or it isn’t, regardless of how cute/smart/funny/rich you think the guy is. Not only can you not be everyone’s type, there are plenty of reasons people pass on potential matches that have little to do with the other person. When you’re ready to come back in, you may find the tides have turned a bit, and there’s a whole new group of fish swimming around.
Maybe you look too much like the ex who broke his heart. Do try a different site if the one you’re on is full of duds.
Don’t waste time on someone you don’t have chemistry with.
Like I mentioned earlier, you’ll know in the first five minutes of meeting someone face-to-face if there’s a spark. If you find yourself getting discouraged by the online dating waters, go sunbathe on the beach a bit and recharge.
So, in honor of her, and some of our very own Frisky staff who have been doing the same toe-tipping themselves, as well as anyone else out there who has wondered how to best maximize the opportunity, I present the Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating after the jump.
Do post a flattering recent photo of yourself that actually looks like you. If your idea of fun means flying kites, riding in bike races, and searching your city for the best imported Belgium beer, say that.
A paragraph or two, sharing a funny anecdote or responding to something he or she shared with you is plenty.
Save the life story for your memoir — or at least the third date. Respond to messages within a day or two (three tops!
Following someone’s every online move is creepy and unhealthy.