Don’t: Endanger your Personal Safety Your personal safety should be your #1 priority when it comes to dating, especially online dating.
Never give away personally identifying information like your Social Security, bank account, or driver’s license numbers.
Online dating can be an excellent resource in your dating arsenal.
Return an hour later to review, edit, and, when satisfied, hit Send.
That way, you avoid unnecessary emotional or verbal diarrhea and also keep your potential match interested.
Do: Represent Yourself Fairly While it’s far too easy and commonplace to misrepresent yourself online (shaving off a few years from your age, exaggerating your income, showcasing decades-old photos, etc.), you’re far more likely to achieve dating and mating success online if you’re open and honest about who you really are.
By unapologetically celebrating who you are, both online and via email, you show your potential match how to appreciate and treat you, warts and all.
They assume (and rightfully so) that all the men worth contacting have already sent them a reply.