I am back with some more information from my ongoing online dating adventures. Boy has it been one interesting ride thus far. Yet my fortitude holds me strong, and further do I push on into the realm of romance and swooning. For certain, it has yielded to me many very interesting dates, and they have not been without their ups and downs. Yet still, I find myself seeking that special someone who is right for me. Uncertain of whether or not that I will ever find that person, there are a few things that I have picked up along the way that can truly epitomize the real definition of some tried and true online dating rules. So allow for me to divulge what I have been able to take with me while on my quest for love on the information superhighway.
Three Timeless Online Dating Rules I’ve Learned:
- If someone gives out their phone number too early, it’s usually a sign of them being desperate. If you don’t want to have to screen your phone calls forever, then make sure to screen the people you date. Both men and women can be desperate, and if you are looking for someone real, the last thing you want to have to do is get your phone bomb-called day and night by the wrong person.
- Coyly ask for recent photos after you exchange numbers, and before you meet the person – in person – so that there are no surprises. Men and women are equally guilty of posting either out-of-date photos or the ‘best-looking’ photos of themselves online. We all want to look attractive. However, many times they look totally different in person. An easy trick around this: Kindly ask them to send you a recently snapped cell phone pic so you can see what they really look like.
- Keep the first date short, simple and to the point. Think of your first date like you are interviewing one another for a potential second date – or the second interview. Don’t overdo it. Avoid movies or other distractions so you can really chat and get to know one another. No need for spending a grip of cash on dinner either. A short couple of drinks or a cup of coffee or tea should allow you to really know if this person warrants a second, longer date.