2) Don't share any personal information until you've exchanged at least four to five meaningful emails within the original site.
(I'm talking about your cell phone number, your personal email address, your LIVING ADDRESS etc.) First of all, you're really able to tell a lot about a person based upon how he writes.
A serious potential mate doesn't have to be a poet laureate or a novelist to catch your attention, but if his first message to you reads something like "Hi, you're cute.
Email me at [email protected] chat," you can probably guess that he's emailed 100 other girls the same intro, and he's probably not the type who's looking to settle down anytime soon. When I was dating online, I had to spend two hours primping for a first meeting and then show up only to find "Brad Pitt" from the photo looking more like Kermit the Frog.
As an aficionado of online dating, and founder of Marry Me Already.com, a dating site targeted strictly at people looking for serious relationships and marriage, I am often asked how online daters can distinguish between people looking for that special someone and those who are just in it for a night of fun. Online dating can really work, with as many as one in six marriages today between people who met online.
The trick is in sifting out the diamonds from the ruffians!
Post realistic but flattering photos, and write something about yourself that is intriguing and tells your suitors what you are passionate about and what makes you tick.