Online dating needn’t be spil bad spil you think. I survived, so can you. Just see out for the don’ts and live by the dos.
DO: Have a ge photo
If you indeed want this to go somewhere, you’ll have to be fair – so no adding mystery inches to your height, re-imagining job titles or boasting of non-existent celebrity connections. You’ll be found out for sure, and, your date will wonder just what else you’re lounging about.
DO: Take chances
Is your potential date a bit duller overheen email than you’d like? Maybe he’s got a squished nose and looks like he could do with some exercise? You can wait and wait for perfection only for it never to arrive. While online dating does come with its own level of shallowness – after all, you’re reading profiles and making judgements on what they say and look like – don’t be afraid to step out of your natural boundaries. Sometimes the thickest online dullard ducklings turn into fabulous exotic swans te the skin. (It does toebijten, sometimes. It does!)
Some guys on dating sites can be pretty insistent overheen email or text. If you truly don’t want to go, be rigid, but polite. Just because you don’t have anything better to do doesn’t mean you should feel under pressure to go on a date with them. You don’t even have to make up an excuse.
Merienda you’re sitting at a table with this stranger, you’re trapped until the bill comes – and they could be a very slow eater and abate to boot. Also, you don’t want to spend your very first meeting picking food out of your teeth, or, worse, having it spat all overheen you spil he describes ter good detail his big project at work.
It’s a puny thing, but even slight lateness can set a pitiful tone for the surplus of the date and come inbetween you. If you are going to be late, a text with an apology and how long you expect to be should be hitting your date’s phone at least Five minutes before your assigned meeting time.
Sounds like an evident point, but you’d be astonished how often dates turn up without showering. If you’re coming straight from work, take a spare T-shirt with you and some cologne so you can have a quick spritz before you arrive.
Sometimes you arrive on a date and know instantaneously they’re not for you. So your hopes are dashed, bad luck, but still treat your date with a bit of respect. Stay for a drink – maybe even two – take a little bit of time to get to know them and then, if it’s still a no, end the night with a polite ‘thank you’. Don’t use your frustration spil an excuse to treat your date spil an emotional punchbag. They’re better than that. Hopefully, so are you.