Trouble is, you’d end up hooking a lot of fish you had no appetite for.Mobile dating apps allow you to see who’s online and in the vicinity, improving your chances of landing a really good catch.“I asked my friend to describe me, and here’s what he wrote…” is a cop-out.By writing this in your profile, you’re telling people that you’re not smart or self-aware enough to write it yourself. Forget that stuff about playing hard to get, expecting the man to pay, and never having sex on a first date. “I cook a mean paella and I’ll always try to make you laugh” is good, but “I have a fantastic job and no-one can understand why I’m single” is not.Today’s rules are a little more user-friendly – but some of them may surprise you. Many dating profiles start with statements like: “I’m no good at this kind of thing”. If you put yourself down, you won’t sound attractively self-effacing. The aim of the online dating game is to catch the eye of someone you have lots in common with.Play by these new rules and you’ll score again and again. NEW: Women checking men out.● Think your zipper’s undone? Using eye-tracking technology, scientists from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction found that women are actually more likely to have wandering eyes than men.Women not only spent less time looking at a man’s face (when compared with men looking at women); they also moved more quickly onto his other body parts. “So take in her breasts or legs, but don’t dwell on them.” And make the most of your assets, too.
"Women can operate with their heart instead of their head." Following dating rules help you set and maintain your own standards and make sure you don't allow your emotions to overrule your common sense.
Most living grown-ups have a history of exes, hang-ups and maybe a nervous breakdown or two. They know that you have a past, but they don’t want to hear about it. Some online dating profiles read like shopping lists.
They’re looking for someone with brown eyes, short hair, between 5’10” and 6′, from north-east Birmingham, and so on. First, they make the writer sound like a control freak.
Setting ground rules for your own dating life will keep your emotions in check, and may even increase your chances of finding a suitable partner.
If following rules while playing the dating game seems stifling to you, instead consider the rules to be a protective measure.