Meeting to see if there is any chemistry should not be too big a deal.You're not monogamous just because you've been emailing each other for a couple of weeks.” Which is why, Peter adds, it’s worth meeting up as quickly as possible.Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Match.com, also suggests: “Keep your photos fresh, and swap out your primary photo frequently.
“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.It is also possible to search using your image online, so use a photo that doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet if you value your privacy.” Denise Knowles from says a good guide is remembering that the same rules apply both on and offline.“Let a friend know where you’ll be and when, and arrange a time to text to let them know you’re OK,” she says.Keep it short and avoid heavy talk in those early messages.
We all have emotional baggage and now is not the time or place.” Sunday is the best time to get online.
“This is online dating, so most people will be talking to a few people at once.
Don’t take that personally, just be honest about it.
Expressing an interest in particular hobbies appeals to prospective dates, too.
"Men prefer physical fitness in women gained via yoga, aerobics and gym, not via rugby and bodybuilding," explains Prof Khan, "while women prefer bravery, courage and a willingness to take risks rather than kindness and altruism in their partners." Another recent study showed that words such as "skiing", "yoga" and "the ocean" help men get dates; "sweet", "running" and "dance" help women get dates online. Liking Radiohead, Homeland, Pulp Fiction and The Great Gatsby are effective date words, and mentioning cats is fine, as long as you don't say "my cats".
These photos create the most conversations because they break the ice.