The dummies guide to internet dating
At a bar or club guys can use body language, tone of voice and strong eye-contact to get their point across.
There are a million ways to convey confidence and attractiveness face-to-face, but the online game is a very different animal.
There are skills and patterns of thinking that won’t necessarily help you when you’re cold approaching, but will be dynamite when you’re right swiping your way to an eight, nine, or ten.
The main difference is that you’re limited to text, pictures and emojis (though, you should use these with caution).
Whether you've just come out of a long relationship or simply haven't got round to trying it yet, dipping your toe into the online dating pool can feel a bit scary at first.
You can use a canned line to get things going, but once she responds, cut the tether and let your personality fly.
Just because she posts a picture of herself from Halloween in a schoolgirl outfit, plaid miniskirt and all, doesn’t mean you can tell her you want to put her in detention for being naughty etc.
It takes time to fill out your profile, choose pictures and chat with others, and then it takes more time to meet up with people and figure out which ones you want to see again.
However, the more time you put in, the more benefit you'll get out, so don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get to it.