Online dating for friends
You do this by being original and, above all, specific about your interests.
Instead of saying that you like sunsets, mention the best sunset you’ve ever seen.
“[With these sites] you can skip the insecurity of, ‘Oh, they’re so busy, they don’t need friends,’” Shasta Nelson, founder of Girl Friend Circles told the .
Because, let’s face it, sometimes making new female friends is hard, sometimes harder than dating.
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 profiles on dating websites 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.
Say which music you like, and your favourite place to see your friends.
Ok it's early days, but I am very very happy, and so is he.
You’re two grown-ups, not a sugardaddy and his gold-digger.
Chivalry means being attentive, thoughtful and fair, not paying for all the food.
Having sex doesn’t make you morally corrupt, and it won’t necessarily wreck your chances of a relationship.
If you’re both adults, single and you use protection, it’s your choice – but if you’d rather not, that’s your choice too. Ignore those rules about waiting three days to get in touch.
See it all as experience, not as proof that you’re a loser (or that everyone else is a loser).