Online dating can be a bit daunting. After a string of dating disasters and truly forgettable blind dates with friends of friends, I was ready to chuck in the towel, buy a cat and surrender to the fact that I am a forever singleton. But after several months of bullying — sorry, I mean peer pressure — I finally gave in to joining the online dating game. It can be quite daunting at first, bigging yourself up whilst trying to avoid sounding like an egotistical salesman. So here is a bunch of stuff that I would have appreciated when I started out on my online adventure — and it really is an adventure.
Do… Use a friend, family member or coach to help proof your profile. They can provide valuable feedback for content and point out typos and grammar errors as well. Seriously, do you really want to make someone call you on it face to face? Do… Reply to every thoughtful email. So before you even start your dating process, write up a few kind, short rejection emails and store them in a Word document. When you need one, simply cut then paste a fitting one into a reply, and then tailor it by inserting their name if they provided it.
Jump to navigation. It just gives others an awareness of your plans and therefore more likely to realize if something feels odd or goes wrong. Again this is highly unlikely to happen but better safe than sorry. Being surrounded by people means the chances of something bad happening are a lot slimmer.
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