Read the profiles of your potential mates carefully: Just as you took a lot of time and energy to write a good profile for yourself, so did a lot of other people.
And just like you, those people are trying to communicate to you and the rest of their potential mates what they bring to the relationship table.
That means they also don’t have time to answer every single message they receive in their inbox.
Other people like to use online dating as a buffer that allows them to pick and choose who they interact with, and that’s not always going to be you. Bottom line: It’s natural to become discouraged every once in awhile, but don’t let it get you down for too long.
Don’t you both deserve to have your profiles read carefully and thoroughly?
After all, if online dating profiles are a part of the whole online dating process, why skip that step?
Be graceful with rejection: As I said in Tip #9, dating is discouraging.
Even if they don’t read your whole profile, they’ll at least know you don’t want children or are allergic to cats (my boyfriend and I never would have dated if I’d owned a cat instead of a dog because he’s severely allergic to cats).6.A commenter on my “Three Mistakes …” piece said someone kept messaging them the word “hi.” Just “hi.” I don’t think that really “wowed” them.This is one of the most difficult areas on which to give advice because this is the “coffee” of the online dating world (if you skipped the intro to this piece and went straight to the tips, this reference probably made no sense).This was my introductory message strategy: I read your profile and really like that [insert a hobby, activity, job – something you liked about that person that made you think they might make a good match for you]. If you get a chance, please take a minute to read my profile to see if you’d like to get to know me as well.So what are the elements of this message that appealed to me?