Online Dating "Don'ts"

The don'ts of online dating and the 5 things you should avoid doing when it comes to dating via the web. Here, I will list 5 things you should avoid if you want to keep a guy that you're chatting with online interested in you.

  • K.I.S.S. This is an acronym for Keep It Simple Sweetie! You don't want to scare the guy away with every detail of your life. Give small amounts of information and keep him interested by not telling too much too soon.

    Be sure to ask him questions as well. No one wants to feel as if what they have to say doesn't matter. Maybe you both can take turns asking and answering questions just to keep the communication flow even.

  • Never lie. This should be a no-brainer but you wouldn't believe the number of people who will lie about their marital status, weight, height, age, employeement, looks, and a host of other things.

    When you lie, it's only a matter of time before the lies catch up to you. Eventually, your online date will know that you weight 220 pounds and not 120 when he finally meets you. And you can be sure he won't be around to hear your excuse.

  • Resist the urge of desperation. Nothing turns a person off more than someone who is desperate for love and or affection. What that signals to the man you are chatting with is that you would have just about anybody, which to him means, he's no one special... just happens to be the guy at the moment.

  • Don't be phony. Bascially, be yourself, not Brittany Spears or Lady Gaga. Nobody wants to spend three months developing a relationship just to discover that who they thought they were getting to know, doesn't really exist.

  • Don't bite off more than you can chew. Sometimes women can overlook or dismiss the faults of others, when instead, they should be heeding the 'red flags." If you find that who you have been developing an online dating relationship with is asking for too much too soon, or is not who he said he was, it's ok to cut him off and move on.

    Why waste your time with someone who isn't honest about his situation like you have been. There are millions of men pursuing online dating and one is bound to be the right one for you, so don't force a bad date into a bad relationship.

  • Relationship Quote

    "To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before."

    Rollo May Canada- Mosaic