" Even if you like abbreviations and emoticons, the person at the other end of your emails might not feel the same.If someone needs simultaneous translation to understand what you’re saying, then there’s something wrong.The way you relate to things in everyday life says more about you than your opinions on the world in general.“What do you mean, not interested, after all the time I’ve spent writing you messages …” If someone decides to put a polite, but firm end to your correspondence, do you take it too personally?If you react that way, the other person will probably end up thinking that they definitely made the right decision - even if you would have liked to continue communicating and are now deeply disappointed.
The best thing is to play it relatively safe in the first stages, at least until you can tell that the other person is on a similar wavelength to you and wants to communicate on the same level as you.
Online dating does work — it did for us :)» more John & Christie: «It still gets better every day! We have never imagined dating online could be this great and lead to a long-lasting relationship.
But now I have someone care about me and look out for my well being as much as I do for her — this is much more than we both hoped for!
Keep to the point, ask and answer questions and only supply details if they are interesting. I just had to nip out to the shops for 10 minutes …” It’s great to keep in constant contact, but only if you both feel the same about it.
It’s a better idea to make the other person curious about you by supplying a few hints than to weigh him or her down with your life story. Certainly in the early stages of a correspondence, less can be more.