Do: meet up in person ASAP A potential pitfall of dating online is that people can get lulled into a passive email exchange that lasts for months rather than actually pursuing a date.
The danger of this is that you can become emotionally invested in a potential match, only to discover that when you meet in person, the spark isn’t there. Once a connection is clear, it’s time to take your online dating into reality, even if you have to initiate things.
Here’s a new article which I wrote as a special to Yahoo! And while I never write emails for others, the request makes perfect sense.
————————————————————Of all the things that clients (especially men) ask me to help them with, the most common query involves assistance with writing introductory emails.
A considerate “no” is preferable to a thumb-twiddling non-response that leaves the other person feeling they must have done something wrong.
I could be making a vast generalization, but to an extent, this doesn’t matter.
There’s a fine line between underselling yourself and blowing your own trumpet when it comes to dating online. Follow these dos and don’ts gleaned from thousands of couples matched by e Harmony and move from online relationship to the real deal.
If you find someone who catches your eye, send an icebreaker or a friendly email.
You won’t get anywhere if don’t put yourself out there. Don’t: reveal too much too quickly Nobody wants to trawl through an essay on your life, either in your profile or via those early emails.