We believe people, in general, should as well, especially online daters.
Without being face to face with someone, it’s easy to throw etiquette out the window when you’re online dating, but here are 11 tips for emailing, texting, and calling an online match that are super easy to follow.
The rules above aren’t necessarily rules, per se, and they’re not supposed to take the fun out of online dating.
But they are something good to keep in mind when you’re trying to put your best foot forward.
Remember that scene in “The Princess Diaries” when Mia’s grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi, the queen of Genovia, gives her etiquette lessons?
These included things like not slouching at the dinner table, walking with your head high and your shoulders back, crossing your legs at the ankles instead of the knees, and not waving frantically with your hand.
It would feel horrible if you started to like this person over text and email — only to find out you don’t have the same feelings in the real world.And the stats that prove it are shocking — including 48% of singles polled consider this a dealbreaker and poorly written messages are four times more likely to be flagged as fraud. It’s unbelievably rude, and you’re just opening yourself up to having the person talk about your junk with their friends.You don’t have to be a journalist to have mistake-free messages either. I love emojis as much as the next person, but they tend to lose their charm the more you use them.Not only do you get to hear their tone, but it’s also easier to go back and forth with little quips and jokes.
Before you call an online match, you should ask them if it’s OK to do so.For example, if someone messages you in the early evening, and you’re interested in them, make an effort to respond before you go to bed.