Online Flirting 101—Keep it Real, OK?

e-mailIn the grand scheme of things, online dating, and more specifically, the online flirting it takes to even GET a date, are extremely new social entities. Thus, your average person has no real frame of reference for HOW to flirt online, much less how to do so with any degree of success. Thus, we have collaborated with Yahoo Personals to bring you some advice on how to make online flirting work for you.

The number one best (and most ignored) rule: be yourself. Perhaps the most common mistake that singles make when looking to connect online involves some sort of deception. Sure, when you are online, you can be anyone you want to be. You can make false claims, post fake pictures, and conduct yourself with bravado that you only feel when behind your online facade. If you are strictly looking for online chatting and nothing more, go nuts. But you must remember this: if you are actually looking for a relationship, you WILL have to meet in person, and then the jig is up. 73497054Singles surveyed for this article unequivocally stated that the most disappointing net dates they have been on involved the other party misrepresenting themselves.

If you have six-pack abs in your profile, and you show up in person with a beer belly, the odds that your date is going to respond favorably to you are just about nil. On the flip side, if you are open about your affinity for beer and make no bones about the fact that a big plate of nachos is more a part of your regular life than say, a 5K run, you are going to attract a partner with similar values. And let’s face it: that is what a relationship is all about. Sure, you may have a desire to hook up with a model, but if what you desire is happiness, then you should be looking to connect with someone like yourself, or who at least doesn’t mind what you REALLY look like.

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luis April 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

well teell me more

dove349 April 10, 2009 at 6:13 am

hi to every one out looking for some one caring and i do not know if i can fine that guy out there.true love is what am talking baout.

jason parrish April 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

i am looking for a sweet heart to meet but dont know if its gonna happen online.

Laura March 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

I get scared of trying to meet someone online, just for the fact I am going to wind up with people who aren’t who they say they are. Often they are legit, but you never know if you’re going to meet someone who is out there to scheme you.

taw March 10, 2009 at 2:17 am

Yes and yes, some will even wait till you meet them to show how the pictures where fake or too old to look like they are now.

edward March 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

looking for ladies

Sexychick23 March 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm

OMG there is nothing better than dressing really sexy and chatting with a guy online!

Jacob March 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I agree.. i hate when girls send me photos of them like 10 years ago.

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