GAMBLERThe scenario: “I got a message that said ‘Obviously you’re cute, but I’m just having trouble believing that this is actually you because you seem too good to be true.

, like, “a guy told me he was looking for a girlfriend by next year so he’d have someone to split rent with.” Then there was the charmer who told his date about the time he “got wasted, peed and mopped it up with his clothes, and then wore them.” Um, yeah., we’d like to assume you know better than to make mistakes like these.

Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?

A lot of women are looking for something serious and have no interest in participating in your immature wager with friends. He refused to accept it and continued to message me listing all the reasons why we’d be great together.” — Ashley, 30 The problem..the solution: No matter how strongly you feel about your potential with a woman you meet online, accept the break-up gracefully.

There’s obviously a reason she didn’t think it would work out, so why keep trying to pursue someone who is clearly not interested in you?

It is essentially a contract where two people agree to stay together through thick and thin, for better or for worse.

But sometimes, no matter how much couples would like to stay together, some marriages just would not last.But obviously if she’s on the site too, you’re both in the same boat.By pointing out your hesitations, she’s bound to assume you’re an insecure person. If you feel so inclined to explain yourself, wait to do it when you’ve met in person — and be confident about your reasons for joining.Some relationships end up badly with partners moving on to the next and not even bothering to find out what went wrong.But there are others who believe that a relationship is still worth fighting for, even with partners already breaking up.Instead, channel your energy into meeting someone else. A general rule: once you’ve sent four messages back and forth, someone should ask someone out — preferably the man. [pagebreak] PRESSURE COOKERThe scenario: “I was really into someone I went on a few dates with, until he told me he was taking down his online dating profile and he wanted me to do the same.” — Jess, 34 The problem..the solution: Nothing will scare a girl faster than putting that kind of pressure on her too early into the relationship.