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)For tips this Valentine's season, CBS News reached out to Emma Tessler, cofounder of the digital matchmaking company Dating Ring, which was created, she said, "to make the online dating experience a little bit less terrible." The profile: Be brief, honest and keep your clothes on."People write way too much," Tessler says of online daters filling out profiles on sites like Ok Cupid. Nobody wants to read that much about you before they've met you."It's trite but true: Be yourself. Like, 'Every Friday night I could be watching Netflix or going out.' Everybody does that. Say something unique."When picking profile photos, avoid an overabundance of confusing group shots.
“It’s sort of like the Wild West out there,” says Alex Manley, dating and sex editor at Ask
“If you think you know the rules, some new app will come along and reinvent the rule book.” Here’s how to play the game now.
There are some obvious guidelines for good behavior (No, you shouldn't Tinder on your dates.
But we'll get to that.) And some less obvious questions of online romantic etiquette (When should you move offline?
Take, for instance, the traditional "paying of the bill." Some may think that their date not offering to pay the tab would end all potential for future dates. Only 36 percent of people feel that way, which means over 60 percent think laying down the cash is not an issue.
Add to that, 69 percent of those surveyed also believe a date stealing food off your plate isn't taboo and 60 percent of people prefer to order in for the "ideal" third date instead of a night out.There is the common "statement" form, encountered when an action is illegal: "John! You moved my lettuce to shelf four of the refridgerator! " Also common is the "impossible question" form, where no correct answer is possible: "Tim. “You have to be really clear on what you want,” says Lindsay Chrisler, a professional dating coach based in Hell’s Kitchen. “Everything goes down over text now, especially between millennials,” Manley says.Just don’t overdo it, and remember that humor and tone don’t always come through in a text.“Sometimes women, like men, drop their standards so they can get what they want sooner,” Kerner says.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating