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Stick to neutral subjects — like mentioning a common ground you share based on something you read in her profile.
[pagebreak] INSECURE ONLINE DATERThe scenario: “It’s so annoying and a major turn-off whenever a guy has something in his profile like ‘still not sure about online dating but...’” — Randi, 25 The problem..the solution: We get it.
Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?
What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? Answers to these questions, and more, next [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.
If you're right, she'll think you're an attractive Derren Brown. DO read the situation If she’s a reading a book, dashing down the street or has headphones in her ears, she's busy. I'll leave you to it then.” End of (thrilling) conversation.
Some bloke sidled up last week when I was neck-deep in a deadline and sweating espresso with “Gosh, are you writing a novel or something? DO be confident A confident man is not a self-obsessed one.
NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?
DO pay her subtle compliments If you're British, you're allowed to talk about the weather ONCE and only if you're leading somewhere with it.
I'll condone one weather mention if accompanied by looking out the window contemplatively and sighing, “God, the weather is awful.
DON'T invade her personal space Dear random chap, I don't know where your hand has been, but I do know where you want to put it. Most are more subtle than “that dress looks great on you but it would look better on my bedroom floor,” but we will know if your only interest is whether you can sexually escalate the situation.
The first few times you meet someone, their face is kind of a pixellated blur of assumptions, projected hopes and sexual desperation.
He just knows himself well enough to be open to considering others.