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How do I Act on an Online Date?

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Virtual dating is a great way to dispense with all the hassles of going on a real date. You don’t have to spend hours getting ready, picking the perfect restaurant or paying for half, or all, of an expensive restaurant bill — only to find out you have nothing in common with your date.

Online dating provides the opportunity of getting to know someone and building a connection before deciding to meet him or her in person. However, keep in mind that virtual dates are only little windows of opportunity to meet people. Here are a few tips on how to act when on an online date.

 

How do I Act on an Online Date?

Act on an Online Date

 

1. Ask a lot of questions about your date.

Find out a little about his hobbies, interests, morality, etc. Look to find things you have in common or find interesting about your date.

 

2. Write concisely about yourself.

Avoid large paragraphs as they are not as easy to read. Try to get a nice length for how much to write. You don’t want to make it seem as if you are your favorite subject, but you don’t want to appear as if you have nothing to say, either.

 

3. Be honest and reveal who you are.

You want to make an impression, and you want that impression to be accurate if you meet in person. Also, if you feel you need to debate some points with the other person, then do so. This will help show confidence.

 

4. Take your time and give some thought to what you post.

You want to get across a message that best conveys who you are. Don’t blur that message by getting overexcited and wanting to chat or respond as quickly as possible.

 

5. Use emoticons provided by the site hosting the virtual date.

Use them to help you put your text across in the context you wish it to appear. This helps avoid confusion when someone may misread something as serious when it was supposed to be light-hearted.

 

Tips & Warnings

  • Be concerned if your virtual date asks for money. Thousands of people across the world have been victims of scam artists who gain the trust of people, ask money and disappear.
  • Also do not give out personal contact details too quickly, make sure you trust the person and are pleased to let him or her into your life. It is possible for someone to find your address from your phone number, so be careful.

 

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