Tech Etiquette for Online Dating

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When it comes to online dating, it’s vital to know how to manage the different types of technology you’ll be using. Whether you’re sending a message on a dating site, writing a text message, engaging in an online chat or meeting in person, there is a lot that you communicate without even meaning to. Here’s everything you need to know to make a great impression no matter what type of technology you’re using.

Sending a message

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How Do I Approach a Woman I See Every Day But Don’t Know?

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For me, online dating was a godsend: I always had trouble approaching women in day-to-day life. For example, if I’m remembering correctly, I only got two phone numbers at a bar in my life prior to online dating (and one of those only applies if Applebee’s counts as a bar). It was always something I overthought and the benefits of online dating propelled my ability to find and connect with people.

If you’ve read my guide, you know that after ...

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Don’t Call Me Babe – Bad Flattery in Online Dating

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While flattery can be beneficial in a new dating situation, there is only so far you can take it before it crosses a line. Especially if you haven’t met in person yet! So with online dating, starting a conversation off with too much flattery, or the wrong kind of flattery, can be harmful to your success.

To piggyback off of another recent article, Anyone can say ‘hi’, a typical conversation starter online often includes a compliment ...

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Anyone Can Say “Hi”, but I’m not Looking for Just Anyone

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The unfortunate truth is there are hundreds, if not thousands, of initial messages that go unanswered on a daily basis on online dating sites (spread to all users and not just to my account, of course…wouldn’t that make my odds great, though?!) Many things get in the way – timing, disinterest, forgetfulness – and you can’t help that. What you can help, however, is sending a message that your interest won’t know how to ...

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Pros and Cons of Professionally Written Dating Profiles

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The latest craze for the online dating world is the use of a professional writer to spruce up, rewrite, or create your dating profile. The goal is to bring out your most appealing attributes to increase the likelihood of attracting a potential companion. Is this a form of lying? What are the pros and cons of using a writer to charm the fish in the sea?

Is a Professionally Written Profile Lying…?

Employing a professional writer to ghostwrite your profile isn’t necessarily ...

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Too Much Emphasis on Kids in Your Dating Profile?

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As a new-ish dad (my son is now 15 months old) I can say that having kids is absolutely wonderful. Exhausting but wonderful. And if you’re like me, you may find your kids becoming your go-to topic for conversations. Which is okay in most cases (as long as we’re not driving people crazy).

However, I’ve helped with some dating profiles recently and I’ve seen people put a bit too much emphasis on being dad or mom and not so much ...

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Recovering from a First Date Blunder

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There are times where a first date is going great. The two of you are finding a lot in common. Then you say something to be funny or without much thought and realize you’ve offended your date. Suddenly the mood changes and your odds of a second date go from almost-guaranteed to non-existent. So how do you handle this situation?

First off, in my last article I pointed out that many people are overly-critical of themselves. What I’m talking about ...

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Avoiding Being Overly Critical of Yourself on First Dates

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How do you respond when you think you’ve made mistakes on a first date? Do you think you’re “bad” at first dates? I find many people think this but in reality, they are doing fine.

I get regular emails discussing bad first dates and the desire to recover from a mistake on a first date. However, as I mention in the linked article, a fair amount of the emails I receive are from people who think they totally failed and ...

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Top 5 First Date Ideas

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Planning where you’ll meet for your first date can be challenging, especially early on in your online dating experiences. For me, early on I thought every date needed to be an all-out affair with a very nice dinner and some activity afterward.

As I started to have success and was going on multiple first dates a week, my bank account just couldn’t keep up with my dating life! Because of this, I began to suggest simpler dates, often just meeting ...

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Places to Meet Mr. or Mrs. Right

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Many people spend their lives looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right. There are a lot of places to look – whether it is churches, online dating sites, bars, or even the workplace. Some of these places are less successful than others, and searching too long can often result in settling for Mr. or Mrs. Right Now. Eventually, you get tired of wasting all your time on people who aren’t looking for something more. If you’re sick of the same old ...

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When Should Drug Addiction Be Brought Up in Online Dating?

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Online dating has worked for thousands of couples. This new innovative form of dating can be uncomfortable at times, but can lead you to meet someone wonderful, who you would not have met otherwise.

With today’s technology you can filter out those who you may have more or less in common with. Online dating sites typically do ask people what their drinking and smoking preferences are, but there is really no place to list drug use, even if it’s recreational ...

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Which eHarmony Matches Should I Be Contacting?

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With many online dating services, the biggest benefit the service offers is in the quantity of members you are given the opportunity to contact. However, eHarmony concerns itself with providing you with what it calculates as the best quality matches (see my article on How eHarmony Works for more on this).

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Having had some recent conversations with readers on having success with eHarmony, I ...

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