9 Rules of Communication with Online Dating Sites

9 Rules of Communication with Online Dating Sites Some basic guidelines to set you straight with your messages while meeting […]

9 Rules of Communication with Online Dating Sites

Some basic guidelines to set you straight with your messages while meeting people online:

- 1 paragraph.  As a general rule keep it no more or no less than 5 sentences.

- Personalize each message.  When you copy and paste the same paragraph to everyone the message can come off impersonal and generic.

- Don’t be inappropriate, keep it clean, be nice and keep it positive.  You want your message to make the person smile so keep all subject matter in a optimistic light.

- 1 to 1 message.  You send a message when you receive a message.

- Message people who will message you back.  If they list prefences, do you meet them?  Also, be honest with yourself.  Don’t curse off online dating because you are a 5 and message 10s and wonder why you never get responses.

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