"Yet here I was, husband hunting and armed with only a handful of half-assed bullet points."Online dating is now the third most common way couples meet, with 30 to 40 percent of singletons logging in to some 1,500 services.
• Ladies, apparently a lot of us are posting high-school-circa pictures of ourselves on these dating sites, and we need to stop doing this. In your profile, use specifics about who you are and what type of relationship you’re hoping for.Also, no one said this explicitly, but I’m going to say it: be true to you! • “Please do not state that you like to ‘have fun,’ ‘just hang out,’ or ‘listen to music’ in your online profile.Many moons ago, a few thousand of you filled out a survey about dating online.A few moons after that, we compiled all the best tips and tricks shared by folks who date men.According to Slater, it's one of the few business models in which clients' failures are the company's win—the longer we seek, the more money they make.
Aiming to short-circuit this cycle, "e-flirt expert" Laurie Davis' hyperprescriptive (Atria) instructs us in a level of detail that is by turns grating and illuminating on how we should be "marketing our singledom." Here, the authors' best advice on joining—and enjoying—the mixer:1.
Think carefully about inviting us back after a first date – Yes, we might well ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes.
A kiss on your doorstep is enough to reassure us that you are interested but if you invite us in for the night we will start to wonder if this happens to every guy you date.
If you are cool with you as you are, someone else will be cool with you as you are. This suggests that you are in fact not human, just trying to sound like one.” • “Write why you’re on and what you want, rather than ‘I like cycling, tea, wine, reading and cheese.’” But if that doesn’t work.
• “Have a lot of good -ooking pictures on your profile.
Play the Field"It's important to be in more than one community," Davis says.