DO have an open mind; remember why you joined an online dating site. Was it because you had exhausted all of your local resources? DON’T naively assume that his photo is as up-to-date and accurate as yours.
DO move the conversation along from email to cell phone.Some people are great writers – or even have a friend ghost-writing for them.After a string of dating disasters and truly forgettable blind dates with friends of friends, I was ready to chuck in the towel, buy a cat and surrender to the fact that I am a forever singleton.But after several months of bullying – sorry, I mean peer pressure – I finally gave in to joining the online dating game.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.Or because you live in small town where everyone knows each other? Just because a date has been arranged does not mean that you have a ready-made relationship. Possibly you don’t have the confidence to chat to strangers in a bar. The point is, you probably joined because it’s way of meeting new people. Whether it’s being stood up (yes this actually happened to me…twice! Make the most of it and if they don’t quite fit the bill for you then click ‘Next’. 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.DO get to know the person as well you can via email before deciding to take things further.