It’s pretty wild to think we use the same thing to find the love of our life as we do to find videos of cats getting freaked out by cucumbers, but that's the magic of the internet. Online dating isn’t a new concept but as you know if you’ve ever been on one of the apps, there’s a lot of people that still haven’t figured it out. Let’s go back to the basics and talk about some common online dating etiquette mistakes and how to fix them.
- Familiarity And Disrespect. If everyone talked to each other in real life like they do on dating apps, the world would probably be a nightmare. For some reason the chat functions on these apps make some folks think they can be outrageously rude. Disrespect is contagious. Don’t be a part of the problem.
- Violation Of The Personal Boundaries. Some people on dating apps want to get your life story before they even hear what your voice sounds like. Don’t push it when it comes to personal questions. There’s a fine line between curious and creepy, take things slow so you know when you have to ease up on the messages.
- Forced Discussion Of Negative Topics. Be careful with topics that could be triggering, and let the people you're matching with know what subjects you yourself don’t really want to get into. Touchy subjects lead to unpleasant emotions and not so great conversations. When things start to take a turn, change the subject, or take a break for the day.
- Prolonged Silence. Ghosting is something everyone goes through and everyone is on high alert for it. If you’re too busy to respond to someone, let them know. It will probably take less than 30 seconds to spare them from embarrassment and panic. Also, stop ghosting people… cool. Thanks!