Be open to the idea of pouring your heart out, because sometimes that’s what it takes to really get to know someone.Furthermore, the truth saves you a lot of time weeding through the bullshit later on (and weed you will), so don’t embellish or lie about yourself.That was enough time to make him realize that I was the one, the one to make him go back to the States, sell all his possessions, quit his job, and come back to be with me. So now that we’re all starry-eyed and hope-filled, onto the serious stuff.
Some social media self-restraint: Although adding someone you meet on a dating site on your Facebook might be OK, it’s not advisable early on (especially if you’re like me and use the site like a diary).
Don’t be in a hurry to bag your first date – just like in real life, meaningful relationships are developed in due course.
Also bear in mind that there are millions of people out in cyberspace also looking for matches online. Have an open mind and suspend all judgments: Everyone is worth talking to at least once.
One of the first guys I started talking to on OKCupid claimed he didn’t have a webcam.
He also sent me a nude pic with the head cropped off (major red flag). He promptly disappeared from my online radar and I never heard from him again (he probably was this guy). Besides, anyone can get it at Fry’s for a couple of dollars.