Rules to dating someone you met online

01 Jul

But the photo issue ultimately boils down to honesty.

I was sitting at a diner with one of my closest friends, and she presented me with a solution: set up an Ok Cupid account. There were times when I would get frustrated and would delete my account completely.

Again, this is difficult to do with services that prohibit you from providing ample information about yourself, so the next best thing is to be honest with yourself and the person you're talking to — whether it's within the first message or on the first date.

And that means being honest about what you look like.

Maybe you'll go on fewer dates, but the dates you do go on will probably fare better than they would had you not paid attention to specifics.

I started doing this in the tail end of my dating saga, and it turned out to be a smart move.