Below are 10 guidelines that I created after years of trial and error.
1) Show your true nature in your profile You don’t have to tell your life story (please don’t), but avoid overly obvious information (“I like to travel”) in favor of more revealing anecdotes (“A book that taught me a lot is…”).
Hopefully this weeds out the ones I really wouldn’t want to date. Message back and forth on an email site you don’t use much or one you use just for dating services. Be honest about the person you are, yet leave some things unsaid, until you have met them and know them well enough that you feel absolutely comfortable with them. Needless to say I felt a bit uncomfortable and disconnected from him as quickly as possible. Okay, that was kind of intimate, but it was a nice gesture. You may meet other people who can sense that desperation and take advantage of you.If you surf when you’re in seeking mode, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Everything about your online presence should be a snapshot of the true you, and this includes how you type. Basically, you’re throwing yourself into a vicious cycle that can eat away at your worth. The more you exercise this muscle, the more control you'll have over your loneliness. Dating is about exploring, not finding someone who fits into your perfect mold. Let’s be honest – browsing the wilderness of online dating can feel like sending your ego straight into a land mine field.Not only does online dating encourage a judgmental attitude – it requires it.Many introverts will prefer to stay on their own then even consider dating—much less online dating.