Internet dating and
“Get to the first date as quickly as possible – you only need to exchange two or three messages before you suggest meeting – you won’t know if there’s anything between you until you’re face-to-face.
After all this is about dating, not emailing.” Along the way, you’ll almost certainly meet some duds.
“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.
“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.
The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.
He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.
“Be careful what you say about yourself,” says Honey.
“Could someone use those details to find you on Linked In, for example?
“Set yourself a limit, but keep at it, it’ll be worth the effort,” says Peter.
• The 20 most useful dating sites It might feel strange, but, as Honey says, don’t feel that you have to speak to one person at a time.
Just like meeting a stranger in real life, you have to stay safe when you’re online.