Dating etiquette in the uk
So if someone contacts you and they aren't your type or don’t tick your boxes, don’t just ignore them.
Respond to them in a way you would like to be responded to.
Dating etiquette still applies online so in order to succeed, here are some basic principles that must still be adhered to.
What not to say in a first message I can’t tell you how many times I have seen guys (and it's always guys) crash and burn with an inane ‘wanna chat’ first message - just those two words, nothing else.
Turn up late This is all about not appearing too eager, and the French, and more specifically those from the South of France, are notorious for being late.
There is even a name for it – le quart d’heure de politesse!
Most likely you would think of a polite way to let them down, for example ‘sorry I’m not looking for a relationship’ or ‘I’ve already got a boyfriend/girlfriend’ sort of thing.
When should you remove your profile So you’ve met someone online who you’re interested in, things are going well and you’re not using the site anymore.
The best thing to do here it is to talk it through with your new partner.
As you both met online you will both be in the same predicament, so talk it through together and make a joint decision.
So refrain from the likes of ‘hi beautiful’, ‘you look nice’ and ‘let’s chat’, and put together a thought-out message that won’t end up in the trash.
Something that says ‘Hey, I took the time to read your profile, we seem to have things in common and I’d like to know more about you, if you like my profile too’ (not literally though! How to say ‘thanks, but no thanks’If you were approached in a bar by someone you weren’t that interested in you wouldn’t just ignore them, would you?