Everything has rules. Some rules are unwritten and just known by word of mouth. Other rules are available in black and white, such as laws. You may have heard of the dating rules, well there are online dating rules to consider as well.
You might be told to be truthful. There are many reasons to do this. First, you want the people you talk with to be truthful so you owe it to them as well. Second, when filling out your information to help match you with a date it is important to be accurate so you are matched appropriately. Finally, it is lawful to be truthful and often this is mentioned in the website rules as well as on the questionnaire. There are often background checks done, but anyone with ill plans might be able to get past that so be careful. Even if you are trustworthy, but change up your questionnaire to be more interesting if someone finds out it could cause trouble.
Keep in mind as well that you need to be cautious. Go by the online dating rules and keep yourself safe. Don’t give out personal information to just anyone. That means avoiding talking too much about where you work at first or giving out your phone number and address. This is a way of keeping your privacy as well as keeping you safe. It is imperative that you make sure that your safety precautions are in place. There have been instances when people have been cheated by people online masked as dates. But these are just some instances, most of the people have been successful at finding life partners for life.
Furthermore, often when dating it is not considered polite to have several dates, especially once people have communicated a lot. Online dating rules mean it is fine to communicate with several potential dates. This is a way to help you find someone that you want to contact for the next step. If you communicate through e-mail or instant message, but find you are not interested then you tell them. Depending on how you have communicated that is how you break up according to online dating rules. Have you talked on the phone? Then call them to break up. If you have met then an in-person break up is in order.
Whatever the relationship is like, it makes sense to the easy way. Register at a online dating site, troll through the profiles, communicate with those whom you prefer. Let the relationship bloom with the one person that you selected. If all goes well, meet in person.