When responding to your match via email, use two-to-three-sentence responses to any particular subject.
When in doubt, follow this simple exercise: After drafting your email, save it, and then walk away from the computer.
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.
And just as you should always represent yourself fairly, expect the same in return from anyone you meet online.
If and when you catch someone in a lie, call that person out on it, report his or her behavior if it’s dangerous or detrimental to anyone else, and move on as quickly as possible.
In the world of online dating, there’s a fine line between selling yourself short and just plain overselling yourself.
In order to catch and keep someone’s attention, you’ve got to be interesting, engaging, and effective at establishing rapport, all while maintaining a bit of mystery. The following are some practical do’s and don’ts that, when put into practice, can exponentially increase your chances of long-term dating success.
Do: Play the Game Like it or not, dating is a game.
In order to be successful, you’ve got to play to win. Your job is to recover quickly, get back out there, and always play to win.
That means accepting that part of the courtship process is a chase. If that person is not interested, he or she either won’t respond at all or will send you a polite Thanks, but no thanks. Don’t: Divulge too Much too Soon Nobody wants to read a long-winded thesis on you and your life, either in your online profile or via those initial email exchanges.