You wouldn’t keep going to the same restaurant if you hated the food, would you?
In the new millennium, finding someone to date isn’t nearly as tricky as mastering the art of dating.
Don’t waste time on someone you don’t have chemistry with.
Like I mentioned earlier, you’ll know in the first five minutes of meeting someone face-to-face if there’s a spark. If you find yourself getting discouraged by the online dating waters, go sunbathe on the beach a bit and recharge.
If there is one, you can always plan a longer, more intimate date for the next time. Maybe you had some great email exchanges or met up for a date or two.
Things seemed to be going well — and then he disappeared. Any number of things could have changed his situation or feelings and trying to figure out exactly what happened is fruitless, especially when you’re wasting valuable time you could be spending meeting someone else!
Resist the urge to post the one photo you have that was taken in fantastic lighting and from a certain angle that makes you look a little bit like Angelina Jolie. Being specific gives people a better idea of your mutual compatibility, and it provides great conversation starters and ideas for dates.
Post the picture of you taken in fantastic lighting and from a great angle that looks like you — the you that people can expect to show up on a date. Don’t bother responding to winks or messages from anyone that you aren’t interested in pursuing.
So, in honor of her, and some of our very own Frisky staff who have been doing the same toe-tipping themselves, as well as anyone else out there who has wondered how to best maximize the opportunity, I present the Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating after the jump.
Do post a flattering recent photo of yourself that actually looks like you. If your idea of fun means flying kites, riding in bike races, and searching your city for the best imported Belgium beer, say that.
However, what can be even tougher is landing a second date with someone you like!
While first dates can feel good, it can feel terrible if we never make it to that elusive second date where we can start progressing towards a real relationship.
If you’re ready to land that second date, here are seven things NOT to do on a first date: 1.