Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.
Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.
"Chatting back and forth on email is good, but I think it’s also good to talk on the phone [before meeting in person].
If you guys have a great time, you're both left wanting more." —Greg G." /"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.
“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.
Information about scammers and spammers will protect you from the handful of people who use online dating services illegitimately and emotional safety tips will keep your heart intact.Just like meeting a stranger in real life, you have to stay safe when you’re online.Before giving away information such as job titles or personal details, think first about how those could be used to track you online.Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Match.com, also suggests: “Keep your photos fresh, and swap out your primary photo frequently.You look like a new user and people who might have missed you before are more likely to give you a second look.” A final thought from Honey: “Don't be tempted to airbrush your picture or present yourself looking too much better than you do in real life, and give group photos a miss to avoid confusion.” It might feel a little awkward, but dating expert Peter Spalton says it’s a great idea to ask a friend to cast a fresh eye over what you’ve written – and not just to check your spelling.