Save It for the Third (Or Ninth!) Date

The internet is full of more information than anyone could want on nearly any subject imaginable. Don’t make that true about you! The online dating world can be a wonderful place; after all, no bar or physical social scene would allow you to announce yourself in a paragraph or more. The only trouble with online dating is that people tend to share a little TOO much in that space. Whenever making or editing your online profile, try to remember a few big tips that can pay off in the long run.

The first thing to remember is that you are trying to score a real social interaction. Whether this is an instant message or email conversation, a phone call or a true, physical date, you are trying to get to a point where you can talk to the other person. For this reason, you want to keep your honesty in check. Lying is never a good idea, but why spill the beans on some unpleasant personal traits that might drive that special someone away? No one likes a snorer, but it’s best to let that information come out when a bed is going to be dual-occupant.

Your description is essentially a resume for romantic employment. Make sure to edit and update. It should be just enough to set you apart and entice a potential partner to contact you for more information. Your life’s story is the conversation for the first few dates, not the first few sentences.

No one wants to hear about past relationships, no matter how great or terrible. Unless you’re asked, it is best to leave that information out. You are communicating with a new individual, and you are getting a fresh start, so make the best of it! Share yourself a little at a time and let each chat be a new experience for the both of you.

Honesty is a great trait, and it is generally the best policy. But, there is a big difference between being honest and overloading a potential partner with information they don’t want to hear. Stop over-sharing. Remember these simple tips and you’ll be well on your way.

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