On the other hand, be prepared to spend hours and hours learning how to sort the wheat from the chaff.Here’s our crash course on the DOs and DON’Ts of cyberdating.If you really are going away, wait until you get back to ask her out.A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.DON’T naively assume that his photo is as up-to-date and accurate as yours.We accepted a date with a guy whose head shot looked perfectly human, even normal. For instance: DON’T get taken in by corny, overused come-on lines like, “Looking to spoil the lady of my dreams with flowers and candlelit dinners.” And beware of perfect strangers who promise to “snuggle with you in front of the fireplace” and “enjoy sunset strolls on the beach.” These guys have one thing on their minds. It’s all too easy to scroll through Internet profiles, selecting the Brad Pitt look-alikes and bypassing the rest."Dating can be very emotional," says Sherrie Schneider, co-author of The Rules series of dating advice books."Women can operate with their heart instead of their head." Following dating rules help you set and maintain your own standards and make sure you don't allow your emotions to overrule your common sense.
Here, everything you need to know to find love on the World Wide Web.1.
, we’d like to assume you know better than to make mistakes like these.
Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?
Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.