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Best Practices on the First Click in Online Dating

Jun 26, 2008
There are a few best practices in online dating once you make the first click with someone new. While only you can say how the pace will go and work between you and the person you make the contact with, these practices will help you make things in between progress smoothly.

Oftentimes, the initial contact is either receiving a new email message in your inbox or you send a message to someone. Regardless of how it happens, it would be best that first messages are short, and not the whole story of your life. Less is always more, but do not be too brief, either, to make the other person wonder if you are somebody worthwhile to be chat with. The thing is to make you a little mysterious and intriguing and hopefully lure them. Dumb one-liners or joky barroom chat up lines are a no-no.

Actually, it is not just through email messages that you can make the first contact with a potential partner. There are also sites that have an instant messenger service for its members. It is either a message pops up from someone introducing himself or herself, or you may send a message to another if they are online.

Usually, most good and wholesome dating sites have chat rooms available for groups to initialize discussions on various topics. Just like another forum site for you to meet everyone online. Other sites may even have some sort of flirtation devices such as a smile, a wink or a wave. These are signals you need acknowledge or drop a line.

However, it is imperative that you read the persons profile first and be cautious before sending any message to anybody. If you feel that you do not fit the profile of the person he or she is looking for, then don't spend time trying to contact him or her. He or she may not be interested in you, plain, pure and simple.

Keep in mind that it would be very disappointing for someone you make contact with, especially if that someone becomes fond of you, when you found out later on that you are not really interested in him or her. This should not happen after all if you exercise a little tactfulness.

So you are now set for the date and you start clicking. The rule is to show the quality of being prudent and sensible. Be positive and bank on your personal strengths and eagerness. It is also advisable to share a little something personal about yourself and to demonstrate a little sense of humor. This will both ease you up and feel relaxed during your chat exchanges.

In case you dont get replies to your emails sooner than you think, do not lose hope or think it will end weakly. You will never run out of good dating sites to switch to. Online dating is full of surprises; and when it does, you will say to yourself this site did a good job! And before you know it, you may even want to meet and go on a real date outside of the chat room.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance free online dating.
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