The way you describe yourself on our profile represents an important deciding factor for whether or not a guy will pursue a conversation with you, so keep the information you share true to your personality while staying relevant.The wrong guys will filter out naturally so the RIGHT guy can discover and fall in love with your cute habits on his own.Instead, select flattering photos that are as recent and as authentic to how you look in person as possible.
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Rule: Wait until after you’ve met the guy in person to give him your number.
Why You Should Break It: Unless you’re giving out your landline or your cell number spells out your home address, you’re good.
Why You Should Break It: Online dating does open your dating options to an impossible number of men, but that number is just that: impossible.
Racking up as many dates as possible takes a lot of legwork; no matter how naturally witty you are, carrying on multiple conversations via various mediums is more time-consuming than you might think.
Go easy on him; but if you find him to be fundamentally incompatible in some way, move on to the next one.
Rule: Have a trusted friend or two accompany you to the first date venue and stay undercover until they’re sure you’re safe.
Why You Should Break It: Physical attraction is undeniably important when dating, but it would be naive to assume that the perfectly gorgeous man you see in photos isn’t at least a couple inches shorter, a few pounds heavier, or a bit balder than he appears.