Today I’m going to show you how to set up the best possible Date Zero (DZ), the very first face-to-face date with a man you’ve met online or through a dating app.
While you can’t control for chemistry or a soulmate-level connection, there are effective ways to screen out duds, scammers, and guys who just aren't that into you.
It’s up to you what you share with someone online when you don’t really know the person.
Using a profile photo from Facebook is fine if you’re not worried about being completely anonymous, but be cautious about how many images you share.
The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
You may even avoid singles events and other real-life opportunities to meet men because you feel so vulnerable and unsure of yourself.
As some of you know, I met my own husband online and have coached many women to the altar through online dating alone.Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.Once those worries are out of the way, you can actually relax and have fun.These rules apply to any form of blind date, including those arranged by matchmakers or friends and family. When you have bad DZs, you want to give up on dating entirely; your self-esteem takes a hit and you start to feel that you will never meet the right guy.