NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?
’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.
On Tinder, Ok Cupid, or any one of dozens of other digital dating apps and websites, every photo, comment, swipe or text is a fresh opportunity to judge and be judged.
It can be tough for singles to know how to navigate.
One, when in Rome, and two, frankly it’s a lot easier than responding and rejecting, something I have always been very bad at and extremely uneasy doing.
If you get approached by someone you don’t find attractive, for whatever reason, you simply hit delete and move on. I began adapting to these odd new cultural mores, for a couple of reasons.
If you decide to show off the pics from a wild night on your Facebook page, remember that your potential dates might have access!What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.By the time your date comes around, she’ll already have lost interest or have found someone more attentive.Speaking of texting, if you don't do it, you might want to learn ... Especially if you are returning to the dating scene after a long haitus. Avoiding any "inebriated" tweeting is also highly recommended!Smartphones can make your romantic life a little easier and a lot more fun. This may not be a brand "new rule," but it is important enough that it made the cut.