Dating and testing tips
Once you decide you're going to give it a shot, the first thing you need to do is create your profile.
Your Profile Picture It can seem difficult to stand out in the vast sea of online daters; the best way to do so is by creating a great profile—and be sure to always include a photo.
To do that, "talk about yourself in anecdotes," says Gonzaga.
Instead of saying that you like to cook (which plenty of people will do), describe in detail what your favorite meal to make is.
The lesson: Spend time on your profile, and don't stress too much about your first e-mail! Be Direct When it comes to virtual dating, forget playing "hard to get." If someone you're interested in contacts you, it won't pay off to "casually" wait a few days to reply.
"If you play games and wait to get back to him, he may have already run off into the sunset with someone else," says Spira.