If we are interested, “I’ll give you a call” and actually doing it jets you to the top of the list in our book.
Texting is appropriate when you’re setting the time for your plan, making the plan itself, or even confirming a date the day before.
If you are experienced in online dating you will recognise the need for establishing this code of online dating etiquette. You will be dealing with real people with real feelings Engage in cyber searching only if you are seriously searching for a friend or partner. It is only when you wish to contact a potential candidate that a subscription fee is required.
Test drive a few, up to the point of having to subscribe, before you settle for one or more to ‘subscribe’ to.
Regrettably, men’s manners have regressed behind this shield of anonymity and women have reacted by raising barriers of caution during online dating.
The men have then become craftier in their deception and women more wary.
Ignore it Always reply to genuinely decent responses, even if the answer is ‘No’.
You will come across as lazy or uneducated The response may be by e-mail or online chat If you respond by e-mail and it is ignored try no more than once more Remember at all times to treat each other with dignity and respect If you are going to respond to an ad - be sure that you match the required criteria before you respond – e.g., age range, description, religion, location, interests and so on Do not respond to an ad if you are not genuinely interested.