Being closed out doesn’t always happen, so please be strong and persevere.

Keep trying, and I think you’ll agree that the risk of rejected communication is very small, especially when compared to the reward of meeting someone who could be the love of your life!

So unlike many in-person situations, the emphasis is not on who starts the communication.

I mean, I had thought our first date had gone really well, what with all the conversation and kissing and stuff.

Warren, As a woman I feel a little strange about making the first move, and yet I see matches I would really like to begin exchanging messages with.

This perspective is quite common, and may be right for you when dating in person.

However, as society evolves to accept more open expression from women and technology progresses, the rules of first contact online appear to be different than those observed in offline dating space.

Equally important, these people come to e Harmony looking for the same thing: an open and honest sharing of information.

e Harmony is less like a club, party or singles’ mixer and more a community of like-minded people who are looking for that special someone with whom they really click.Women feel more comfortable expressing their interests in getting to know men as potential partners, and likewise, most men are comfortable with this.Part of this is the feeling of freedom of expression on the Internet itself.Think of initiating communication as beginning a friendly conversation with no expectations, just a natural curiosity to know more about your match and their interests.All of your matches have been found already to be deeply compatible on 29 Dimensions of Compatibility, which is already a big step in the right direction to become acquainted with people that you’ll really enjoy getting to know—and who will really enjoy getting to know you, too.I don’t want you to miss out on the happiness and contentment that a successful relationship can bring.