Email etiquette and dating

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With dating comes an unwritten code of behaviour, which is more commonly known as ‘Dating Etiquette’.

The internet may have revolutionised age-old rituals of courtship and created an entirely new etiquette for online dating, but just because you’re sat behind a computer, doesn’t mean you should abandon them altogether.

So refrain from the likes of ‘hi beautiful’, ‘you look nice’ and ‘let’s chat’, and put together a thought-out message that won’t end up in the trash.

Something that says ‘Hey, I took the time to read your profile, we seem to have things in common and I’d like to know more about you, if you like my profile too’ (not literally though! How to say ‘thanks, but no thanks’If you were approached in a bar by someone you weren’t that interested in you wouldn’t just ignore them, would you?

This topic is too big for one blog post, so today, I’m going to focus on one question: How do you know who to write back? (Heh heh.) The Four ‘E-MALE’ Archetypes 1) Mass E-MALE Mark.

If so, what is the best thing to write in order to get a response? Yes, it can be very hard to figure out the ‘right’ way to email.

Here, everything you need to know to find love on the World Wide Web.1.

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Your first message, your first point of contact with someone you like the look of on the site, needs to stand out and catch their eye.When replying to a match via email, use two-to-three-sentence responses.If in doubt, it helps to draft an email, walk away and return an hour later to review it, edit it and, when satisfied, hit send.You won’t get anywhere if don’t put yourself out there. Don’t: reveal too much too quickly Nobody wants to trawl through an essay on your life, either in your profile or via those early emails.If you’re match isn’t interested, they either won’t respond or will send you a polite ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ You can’t take it too personally – she or he hasn’t met you in the flesh! The key is to be open and friendly while still maintaining a bit of mystery.Accept that dating online will involve some chasing.

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