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Online Dating Dos and Don'ts

Navigating the world of online dating can be quite a daunting feat. Just like in real life, there are basic rules to follow when online dating in order to ensure that your experience is as smooth a ride as possible. Check out this list of five dos and don'ts we have compiled for you.

Don't open with an x-rated one liner

Starting a conversation with a stranger by getting physical too soon rarely, if ever, works. Especially when it comes to men contacting a woman first, a suggestive opener is a definite no. Err on the side of caution and come up with something neutral and witty, like a common interest or a mutual friend. 

Do be courteous if a connection doesn't work out.

Some connections just don't work out; it's a fact of life. If a flirtation fizzles or a romantic interest declines your offer to take them out, graciously accept that it's just not meant to be. Don't take it personally--as the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea.

Don't misrepresent yourself

Although it may seem tempting to choose a photo-shopped version of yourself for your dating profile, it's unlikely to yield positive results; sooner or later, the truth is going to come out. Just put your best face forward! 

Do be clear and specific

The clearer and more specific you are with your interests, who you are, and what you're looking for, the more likely you are to find it--and people with whom you will click. You're likely to waste a lot less of your time and lot less of someone else's time! 

Don't give up quickly

Whether it's finding new friends or new lovers, you probably gave online dating a try because meeting people in real life is difficult! Although it sometimes seems like it, the internet isn't magic, so be patient and don't give up on online dating too quickly. 

And do remember to enjoy your experience! Remember that although positive results are important, it's also about the journey--and you can have tons of fun with it! Join BYBER today to make the most of dating.

BYBER Team 😉

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