And I’d like to pass these along to you: things I wish I knew when I started. When I signed up for online dating, I couldn’t believe how addicting it was. Maybe they will save you a few tears as you navigate your own journey. I forgot to sleep, eat and basically just took a break from it to do my job. And for those of us who don’t get asked out often, it feels amazing to have so many guys messaging you and sending you questions. There’s a weird thing about online dating in which your mind wants to project a “perfect person” image onto your date. Remember, we need to be filling our mind with truth and thinking of things that are true. If he doesn't respond within a week, then you can send another – brief – message.People who are new to the site are often inundated with responses and he could still be working his way through them.It's important to have realistic expectations – not everyone can be Brad Pitt. If you like the look of someone, don't wait for him to message you.Instead, pluck up the courage to contact him first.Yes, it seems so right and loyal and kind to only date one person at once, but let’s remember something: This person is a stranger.
You'll get the most out of online dating by following these simple guidelines and taking a few precautions.
If he doesn't reply to the second message, don't get despondent.
It's his loss not yours and, frankly, just plain bad manners not to even send a brief acknowledgment to a message – so just move on.
Be wary of revealing a lot of personal details about yourself until you feel sure about the person.
If a man uses words like ‘intimacy' and ‘massage', talks about his – or your – physical attributes or makes sexual references in his initial emails, then beware: he's probably a creep.