But if there's silence after two e-mails, cut your losses and move on.6.
Taking the Relationship Offline The time to take your relationship beyond the boundaries of the dating site will eventually come.
Exchanging two or three e-mails is a good way to get a sense of each other's personality.
The lesson: Spend time on your profile, and don't stress too much about your first e-mail! Be Direct When it comes to virtual dating, forget playing "hard to get." If someone you're interested in contacts you, it won't pay off to "casually" wait a few days to reply.
"If you play games and wait to get back to him, he may have already run off into the sunset with someone else," says Spira.
Here, everything you need to know to find love on the World Wide Web.1.
Your Profile Picture It can seem difficult to stand out in the vast sea of online daters; the best way to do so is by creating a great profile—and be sure to always include a photo.