Dating donts dos online
If you met through a dating site, make sure you take time to look back over their profile and the messages you exchanges so you can remember what encouraged you to get in touch with them in the first place.
When dating, pop your phone on silent and leave it in your handbag for the duration of your date; it’s important that you are in “date mode”.
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.
Ahead of a big date, you might find that everyone from your best friend to your great grandmother is keen to offer you some dating advice, and with so many different opinions flying about it can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t do.
But don’t worry – we’ve collated the very best dating advice with our top dating do’s and don’ts.
Here’s a crash course on the dos and don'ts of cyberdating.
Unless you work in a totally male milieu—for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house—your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.
Offering to cover the costs or split the bill shows you’re considerate and generous and lets your date know you’ve had a good time.
If your date does pick up the tab, make sure you insist on footing the bill on the next date, or at least buying a post-date round of drinks.
DO post a recent photo, and write an honest description of yourself.