Replying to online dating

Share enough to excite and intrigue your potential match, while leaving them wanting more.

Follow this rule of thumb: keep profile answers concise and fun.

You take the randomness out of trying to meet people, hoping that fate will guide you to THAT ONE SPOT you need to be AT THAT VERY SPECIFIC TIME in order to meet that special someone.

If you have approach anxiety when it comes to meeting strangers in person, online dating gives you all the time you need to calm down and send that message.

Similarly, I choose not to respond to women who simply attach their profile with no note, or who send a four-line generic form letter.

Of course whether you respond is your personal preference.

Accept that dating online will involve some chasing.

If you find someone who catches your eye, send an icebreaker or a friendly email.

There is give and take: the sender and receiver alternate roles.However, I believe that if someone has taken the time to read my profile and send me a complimentary note expressing genuine interest, then they at least deserve a few minutes of my time to look at their profile and respond with a kind note.Not replying is a sure way of discouraging them and knocking confidence.You guys, can you help me out with something that makes me feel guilty in the process of online dating? I obviously have no problem completely ignoring the generic messages.And by help me out, I mean, can you tell me what I want to hear so I can keep doing what I already do but not feel bad about it? I don't feel like those guys are exactly expecting a response anyway.