Keep your product’s major flaws out of the commercial.
Don’t be the guy who every girl is like, “There’s something wrong with that guy.” Yes, we’ve all been burned while dating, and we all have loooooong lists of things we don’t want in a partner.
I am not surprised to hear that girls actually send messages like that, since I have received my fair share of “How are u? So, let’s talk about how to reply to this kind of text message: Texting back something like “I was born in….. It suggests that you are either boring or willing to waste time typing away long stories, as if you had nothing better to do, which should never be the case.
You should never be getting to know a girl or letting her getting to know you by text.
I spend lots of time in this column and over at A(n)nals of Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes.
So, welcome to Internet Dating Bootcamp, where I'll teach you how to trick unsuspecting users into thinking you’re actually cool and normal. You need to be you in your online dating profile, but the process of creating one is a good time to think about what kindergarten teachers call “being your best self at school.” If you’re attracted to Type-A go-getter types who get up at 6am to exercise, emphasize your similar love of hard work. Want someone who shares your taste for obscure French films? No, not everyone wants to date a carbon copy of themselves, but most of us want to be with someone with some overlapping interests.