” • “Whenever a guy lists a bunch of traits he wants, I assume that it’s completely worthless to reply, even if it seems like our personalities would mesh really well, because he’s close-minded to the dating experience.” • “Don’t diss other women in your profile. Not to carry on long epistolary romances that inevitably end badly when you really get to know the person in the flesh.” • “I think the most important thing to remember when online dating is that the service only facilitates a meeting — everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, must be taken from there by you and the other person. Your online dating profile cannot be the ‘foundation’ of your relationship.” Hey! I am not looking to date a headless juicebox.” • “Bait and switch is a terrible technique.” • “DON’T LIE ABOUT YOUR HEIGHT. Plenty of imperfect-looking people are in happy relationships, don’t think that you can’t/won’t be.
We’re always too hard on ourselves.” Secrecy leads to surprises, and most surprises aren’t fun. at his face.” Some surprises you’re not, perhaps, capable of preventing. If you insist on paying for me, you are not purchasing any rights.” Here are some tips for activities and making conversation.
The report, commissioned by dating website Zoosk, also found that men were more likely to have success with online dating if their profile featured a picture taken outside (with 19 per cent more messages), while women who posted outdoors pictures got 40 per cent fewer messages on average.
Susan Quilliam, a relationships coach who runs courses in online dating, said women might be more likely to contact a man who mentions a divorce because this offers reassurance that he is now single.
Also, ugh the whole line about a girl who wears nerdy glasses but also looks great in heels/knows how to be comfy but dresses killer/read the Times in bed on Sunday morning. I actually met four nice men and fell in love with one.” There is a consensus that good hygiene is important. No sweats.” • “Shower and don’t dress like an idiot.” Choosing the right picture of yourself might not mean what you think it means • “Do use pictures of yourself shamelessly holding pets or babies or reading books.