“I asked my friend to describe me, and here’s what he wrote…” is a cop-out.
By writing this in your profile, you’re telling people that you’re not smart or self-aware enough to write it yourself.
Or are you just looking for a distraction from your marriage, job or life in general?
You might think that flirting online is harmless but you could seriously hurt and mislead someone if they think you’re being genuine.
Have a separate email address for online dating to help protect you from unwanted attention or persistent matches.
Don’t feel pressured into giving out personal details like your surname, address or workplace until you’ve met someone in person and established a strong connection.
And don’t ask other people for their personal details.
), but it gives the impression that you have nothing to hide; confidence is always attractive.
Forget that stuff about playing hard to get, expecting the man to pay, and never having sex on a first date. “I cook a mean paella and I’ll always try to make you laugh” is good, but “I have a fantastic job and no-one can understand why I’m single” is not.
Today’s rules are a little more user-friendly – but some of them may surprise you. Many dating profiles start with statements like: “I’m no good at this kind of thing”. If you put yourself down, you won’t sound attractively self-effacing. The aim of the online dating game is to catch the eye of someone you have lots in common with.
Always remember that your online behaviour can have real consequences in people’s lives.
Here are a few communication etiquette guidelines to follow: Are you single and seriously looking for a relationship?