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Online Dating Etiquette
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Online Dating Etiquette

Online dating etiquette is easy. Be polite, friendly and kind. Just treat people the way you’d like to be treated.

Honesty honesty honesty!

You won’t get anywhere by making up a glamorous job or hiding your past. If someone is turned off by the truth then they’re not right for you. Just be yourself!

State your intentions

Are you looking for a lover or just seeking a new friend? Don’t lead someone on if you don’t intend to follow through. Remember that the other person is a human being, and could be hurt or disappointed if you play with their feelings.

Do unto others...

If someone gets in touch with you and you’re not interested, don’t just delete their email. Send them a polite message saying you don’t think you’re right for each other or if you're short of time use our Quick Reply service. You’ll appreciate the same treatment when you make contact with someone else.

Don’t be Dickens

When you’re dating online, don’t send new friends thousand-word essays five times a day. Most people don’t have time to spend all day reading emails. Similarly, be patient. If they take time to get back to you, it probably just means they’re busy, not ignoring you.

Three little words

Even if you feel it, it's a good idea to save saying "I love you" and other emotional declarations for a face-to-face meeting. However much your online friendship grows, your relationship will develop and change in unexpected ways when you meet face to face.