The 99 rules of online dating
If you are somewhat interested in the person, call and suggest meeting for coffee. Should the guy always provide his phone number first or offer to call her and ask her for her number?
It’s always polite to ask through an email, “Would it be OK to give you my phone number because I would really be interested in talking to you.” That way it doesn’t sound too forward.
How can you get a man to stay interested via email while you are trying to get to know him, without losing his interest if he wants to move faster?
A lot of people — not just men — have the attention span of 2-year-olds.
though there is no body of evidence to support this.
Another criticism is that because The Rules advise rarely returning phone calls and other such hard-to-get dating methods, some men may have trouble telling the difference between a woman who is genuinely not interested (or not interested anymore) and one who is genuinely interested, thus leading to misunderstandings and stalkers; not only for women using The Rules, but any man who believes all women are playing similar games even when they are not.
How long should I wait to email someone after a date?
If it’s only to say "Thanks, I had a wonderful evening," you could do that the very next day.
Humor is good, too — people like to know whether someone has a good sense of humor, so have fun with it. Don’t say that you love to play golf if you don’t know what a putter is!We’re unable to make first impressions in person, so we have to do the best we can through a photo and words.I recommend at least getting to a phone call after a few email exchanges and then going from there.If we had a really fun time on the first date but there’s no chemistry, should there be a second date?
People often don’t take the opportunity to do that, and I really think it’s a shame.