101 PROTOCOLS FOR ONLINE DATING
ENTER TO WIN
Your profile is your résumé for your potential date. It matters. This may sound simple but is often overlooked. Be careful with “you’re” and “your;” “their,” “they’re,” and “there;” “whose” and “who’s,” etc.
ANSWERS SHOULDN’T BE SHORTER THAN THE QUESTION, NOR LONGER THAN THE MEMORY OF WHAT WAS ASKED
If someone calls you on the phone or meets you at a public place, make an effort at conversation. For example, if asked where you went to school, an answer like, “U.K.,” doesn’t tell much. But beginning with, “My earliest memory of pre-school, yadda, yadda, yadda …” is going to get you a glassy-eyed stare. Remember, how you say it is as important as what you say—a lesson many of us forget, but especially true while dating.
NO CHEESY BATHROOM-MIRROR SELFIES
You don’t socialize in the bathroom, so don’t share your private time there with strangers on a dating site. Also, at least give the impression that you have friends who will take your photo. Everybody with a smart phone thinks they’re a great photographer. Give them a chance to show off their skills.
IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS, YOU’LL NEVER SEE MINE
Just a heads-up that some men (or “creepers” as they are more commonly known) send pictures of their Johnson (AKA penis) to women they have never met. Not your dream date. Trust me, you’re not the first one.
This tactic may seem ridiculous, but men still do it. This never works. Their true intent is: “I’ll show ya mine if you show me yours.” Most women, of course, want the WHOLE package: mind, body, and soul.
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT—BUT ONLY THE THINGS LEFT FROM THOSE WHO DIDN’T
Patience is not always a virtue. The fresh bait on the dating site will get plenty of nibbles. Don’t wait until the good catch is captured. This isn’t a catch-and-release program. The good ones stay caught. In short, the early bird gets the worm.
“Great tips for today’s online dater.”
This book is a funny, insightful look at online dating and will encourage those who are afraid to stick their big toe in, to go for it! Protocols and red flags are helpful to get singles thinking about what they do and don’t want to do on dating sites. It’s interesting because it’s one of the few online dating books written by a man for both men and women. I’ve given it to several people already as a gift upon their divorces.
This isn’t about having a relationship, it’s about “using the right bait” to have dates that could lead to something more long-term.
Mainly a book for women I think, but there were some funny parts for anybody and I enjoyed it. Quick read. And would be easy to put down and pick up if you want a quick 3 minute read when that’s all the time you’ve got.