“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.
“This is online dating, so most people will be talking to a few people at once.
Don’t take that personally, just be honest about it.
Once you plan to meet up you will need to swap mobile numbers Date night Meeting for a drink just for half an hour is best initially – and you should make this clear.
I’ve heard of people who have emailed a few times, then gone away for a weekend. Meet in a crowded place and somewhere you’re familiar with, but not in a bar that you go to all the time Give it time Whatever you do you must go on 10 dates before you give up on internet dating.
“Set yourself a limit, but keep at it, it’ll be worth the effort,” says Peter.
• The 20 most useful dating sites It might feel strange, but, as Honey says, don’t feel that you have to speak to one person at a time.
If you do take life seriously then say so, or if you like to go to the pub, say so.
I would avoid long lists of requirements – I mean, you’re not going shopping!
It is also possible to search using your image online, so use a photo that doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet if you value your privacy.” Denise Knowles from says a good guide is remembering that the same rules apply both on and offline.
“Let a friend know where you’ll be and when, and arrange a time to text to let them know you’re OK,” she says.
Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Match.com, also suggests: “Keep your photos fresh, and swap out your primary photo frequently.