What Not To Do When Dating Online

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Online dating is an adventure, but only if you know how to go about it the right way. You have to make sure that the individual you choose is a good person who will be compatible with you in terms of interests and views. But what about the things you shouldn’t do?

Of course, there’s the obligatory tell people where you’re going, go during the afternoon to a public place, and do not stay if you don’t feel comfortable. It’s all pretty relevant.

Nevertheless, there’s a lot more associated with online dating than just these precautions.

What Not to Do
1. Rushing into a Date

There needs to be a balance in communication when it comes to online dating.  Don’t be too quick in asking the person out, but don’t take weeks to come to a decision. Talk to them. Be respectful. Find out whether you can get the conversation going with them. Then consider whether they’re compatible with you.

2. Not Dating Those Who Aren’t Your Type

Remember the phrase, opposites attract?

Don’t limit yourself to just your type online. Try to be open about your options and be a bit more flexible. You never know who you might find.

3. Not Searching Enough

According to Statista, 30 percent of internet users in the US use online dating sites and apps, aged 18-29. You’re part of a huge community, all of whom are looking for a partner or to even meet new friends online. Use these apps to your advantage and don’t get discouraged after just a few tries.

4. Too Many Expectations

Online dating is a lot like gambling. You never know what cards you’re dealt. If you ever get stood up, or are told that you just don’t have the spark, don’t let it get you down. Yes, you’ll feel a bit irritated and embarrassed, but it’s not like you’ll both be seeing each other again. Chalk it up as a bad day and start again.

5. Expecting Your Date to Pay

You’re both going to be eating or drinking on your day out, then why should your date be expected to pay for both of you? Make sure that you have enough money with you. Add a bit more to your wallet, just in case.

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