Online Dating Etiquette


Online dating!

The internet is responsible for many deaths. Now I’m not talking about cyberbullying, which is a terrible, terrible thing. It’s so terrible that I’m just going to move on because I don’t want to get my hands dirty talking about cyberbullying.

When I say that the internet is responsible for many deaths, I was thinking more along the lines that the internet is responsible for the death of record stores, print media, and conventional dating.

Yes, the days of calling up a lil cutie and asking her to escort you to the box social are dead. Why would anyone risk the humiliation of getting rejected by a real live person when they can just send an attractive single a message on an online dating site? Online dating has made connecting with hot, local singles easier than ever. But even though it’s never been easier to meet hot, local singles with just a few clicks, y’all have been doing it wrong.

Some people seem to confuse online dating with sexting and webcamming. When you’re trying to get a date online, you can’t send a picture of your dick or break the ice with, “Yo. Wanna fuck?” Well…you technically can do that but it probably won’t help you meet anyone. So to help you improve your online dating game, here now is a review of proper online dating etiquette. 


I know how tempting it is to lie about yourself on the internet in order to attract women, but it’s always a bad idea.

Why? Because if you do ever meet-up with someone you’ve met online, you’ll be forced to live that lie.

If you’re adept at lying like George Constanza, then by all means do it. But if you’re actually looking to meet people then you should be yourself.

But in being yourself, you need to remember that you’re also marketing yourself. Try to highlight the positives about yourself. Pick a flattering profile picture (hopefully one that still looks like you). Write something positive in your bio. Remember that you’re just a little fish in a big pond, so you got to make yourself standout.


You’re trying to get a date, not an online pen pal. Your first handful of messages should exchange niceties but you don’t want to run out of things to talk about for when you actually meet.

So when you’re interested in someone, message them primarily to gauge their interest in you and your own interest in them. If you get good vibes then ask them out on a date! If they even responded, they’ll probably say yes because the reason they have an online dating account is to meet hot, local singles too.

Your first email should be brief and upbeat. Compliments are always a good idea.


No. Never.

Never ever.

Don’t even think about it.

Sexting a stranger is the easiest way for you to be perceived as a creep. No one wants to date a creep. So lay off the sexting would you?

I know your brain is probably hurting because this information is so difficult to process so just trust me.


The internet may have killed the venue of conventional dating, but the same general rules apply. What are the general rules? Just be a nice, normal human being. Though you may only see a profile, remember there’s a living, breathing human being that’s behind that profile who will determine whether or not they’d like to meet you.

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Published on: April 2, 2014

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