If you think that you might like to try online dating, here’s some advice from the folks in the trenches:
Mary: Guys, remember, girls get tons of messages. You have to stand out. But don’t be creepy.
June: When you first contact someone, don’t be homophobic or include anything insulting to their identity.
Tim: Be relaxed, don't have super high expectations, make it fun, see where it goes.
Anna: Trust your instincts. If something seems off, don’t go further. Spelling counts!
Bob: Approach people like you would in real life. Be respectful. Be positive. Grammar counts.
Meghan: Don’t mention sex before the third date (at least!). Be honest! Flaws are interesting.
Riley: Meeting someone who isn't Mister or Miss Right on paper isn't a waste of your time—you might have fun or learn something.
Rachel: Trust your instincts. Be as honest as possible. Nothing sexual in the first message!
Leah: You don’t have to talk to anyone you don’t want to. Spelling and grammar are important!
Tina: Be careful! Don’t give out work or home information.
Thomas: Remember, there’s another human being on the other end. Be kind.