If someone is new to a site, his or her profile is often featured in the community and the person becomes inundated with e-mails.So, assume that your interest hasn't had time to open your message.Dating is complicated enough on its own; when you add in the confusion of online dating sites, it can be just plain intimidating. There is a technique to navigating the virtual playing field.
"The amount of times that people are approached when they have photos is multitudes more than when they don't," says Gian Gonzaga, Ph D, e Harmony's senior director of research and development and head of e Harmony Labs. Leave behind group shots, which can make it confusing for other people to identify you, advises Spira, and choose a headshot in which you are smiling.
"Online dating used to be a strictly matrimonial endeavor," says Spira.
"You'd go online, find your husband and get offline.
And according to Spira, it should be sooner rather than later.
Exchanging two or three e-mails is a good way to get a sense of each other's personality.