When you’re online dating, you can sometimes get so caught up in the moment that you forget that what you’re doing is totally breaking online dating rule #131. Mind you that these unnoticeable mistakes are pretty common for everyone, not just men or not just women. In fact, they are pretty simple and easy to get rid off, so let’s see if you recognize them.
Don’t Worry, Everybody’s Making These Online Dating Mistakes
Without further a due, here’s our list of the small online dating mistakes that you’re probably making when looking for love online:
1. Grammar and Spelling
As you probably already know, online dating is all about the first impression. And that first impression includes spelling and grammar. It’s definitely understandable if the lady you’re chatting with has some mistakes if she is from a totally different country like Russia or Ukraine, but from your end don’t be lazy by merely typing: “Hw r u?”.
2. “How are you” cliché
OK, so we did say this phrase on the first item on this list but generally it is not a good conversation starter. “How are you?” can be answered with “I’m great, and you?” and then you could say something like, “I’m great too!” But, then what? We suggest introducing yourself instead of using this phrasal cliché. Example: “Hi, my name is Robert. I saw on your profile that you’ve been to Thailand. I went there about a year ago.” And you are off to a great start.
3. There’s no “I” in team
Most of the time, we’re really guilty of just talking about ourselves without actually giving the other person a chance to talk. We may think that our lives are pretty interesting and the other person must also think that about us but, online (or offline) dating doesn’t work this way and neither do relationships.
4. Some room to breathe
So you’ve stumbled upon a profile on your online dating website. This person seems interesting to you. You send him/her a message. No reply after 1 hour. You send him/her another message. No reply after 5 hours. You send two more and then two more the hour after. Do you see where we’re going with this one? If the person is interested in you, you’ll know. Stop pushing people away by pushing people.
5. Broken heart through message
Now this one might have something to do with our egos. More often than not, we feel negative emotions when someone doesn’t reply to our message. It’s only a natural reaction but you should remember that this is how online dating is sometimes, it could be a hit or a miss. The best thing to do is to keep going. There’s plenty of other fish in the sea.
Keep these things in mind next time you are online dating. And if you need more advice, be sure to check the rest of our blog.