However, you don't want to lose momentum (yours or theirs) if you wait too many days to write back.If you're looking for a relationship, don’t message someone new (or even browse profiles) late at night.Mainly, online daters didn’t market themselves in the best possible way, which made it challenging for others to initiate contact with them.
A study by the University of Iowa has similar advice.
In an Iowa Now article, Andy High, corresponding author of the study and assistant professor in the university’s Department of Communication Studies, said, “You want to balance all that is wonderful about yourself with some things that aren’t negative, but more humble or realistic about yourself.
There is the perfect online dating site out there for everyone, so there's no excuse not to try it and become a pro at it.
The key to enjoying your social life as a savvy single is to relish the possibilities.
I’m a night person, also, believe me — but I learned my lesson about being a night-person-who’s-online-dating, so message in the day or early evening if you're looking for more than a booty call. Recently, I helped a guy friend set up his online dating profile and when he started to get matches, I learned he didn't write to any of them (until I stepped in). I suggested the same things to him that I did above, and now he has three coffee dates planned.
Trust me, you’ll see how people's messages and responses change. Though it may take practice, online dating — and messaging potential dates — gets easier the more you do it.
Whatever happens, try not to lose sight of the fact that dating is supposed to be fun. If you’re feeling particularly stressed out about dating, take a brief break and focus your attention on other things such as work or a hobby.
When you’re ready, get out there and enjoy getting to know new people without worrying about where it’s leading or if he’s ‘the one’.
By being footloose and fancy free, you have the opportunity to meet and date and try different partners until you meet someone extra special.