Internet dating protocol

Most likely you would think of a polite way to let them down, for example ‘sorry I’m not looking for a relationship’ or ‘I’ve already got a boyfriend/girlfriend’ sort of thing.

Unfortunately, you can’t get away with these excuses online because, well, let’s face it, you are looking for a relationship and that’s entirely why you’ve come here.

It might also be a good idea to have a full body shot so that people will see what you really look like even if you think you don't look perfect.The obvious response to this message is ‘no’, because quite frankly, if ‘wanna chat’ is the best you can come up with in an attempt to stand out from the competition then you're going to get nowhere fast.Your first message, your first point of contact with someone you like the look of on the site, needs to stand out and catch their eye.Dating etiquette still applies online so in order to succeed, here are some basic principles that must still be adhered to.What not to say in a first message I can’t tell you how many times I have seen guys (and it's always guys) crash and burn with an inane ‘wanna chat’ first message - just those two words, nothing else.