"I equate online dating to looking for a job," says Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating.
"You'd want a rock star résumé for your perfect dream job, and you should feel the same way about your online dating profile." And the profile is just where it starts—we have plenty of expert tips, from sending the perfect first e-mail to picking your first date location.
Your friends know that you are an upstanding citizen, but a first impression by a stranger could lead to some wrong assumptions.
If you decide to show off the pics from a wild night on your Facebook page, remember that your potential dates might have access!
All too often, I see friends continually devastated by their dating experiences. Don’t give them your power by allowing yourself to feel bad.
I see women who continually find men who, for whatever reason, never step up to treat them the way they deserve.
I realized that it had very little to do with the men, but more to do with how the women approached dating.
They were too emotionally entrenched in the experience and could not see how they were creating some of the dynamics. You will probably see a difference in how people interact with you.2.
I myself was a victim of this until I recognized my part in this process and then I began dating and eventually married a man who treats me the way I deserve. Let go of the self defeating thoughts holding you back.