The New Rules: The dating dos and don'ts for the digital generation, (£9.99, Piatkus) published this month, offers their signature sagacious take on the grey area where sex and cyberspace intersect.And it's an important subject to address, given the de-mystification of internet dating and the rise of outlandish digital phenomena such as "sexting".
Remember that he's already your friend, so there's a whole lot that he likes about you, Massa says. That means no crazy makeup or boob shirts when he's used to seeing you casual.
If you have any respect for the other person, or if you want to avoid bad times in the future, don’t ghost. Who wants to blow a good 15 minutes to half an hour waiting for someone, anyway? Most would feel safe to say that if a guy is sending you a penis pic, he’s probably not looking for Ms. Unless you’re looking for a fling with a jackass, just pass. Nowadays, the most common way to show disinterest is not replying.
You don’t have to reply to initial messages if you’re not interested. It’s not traditionally polite, but at least it will cut stuff short fast. Otherwise, people think you’re fake, married, or on the lam. While you’re at it, it’s important to remember that overly sexy pictures will not work out in your favor if you’re looking for an LTR.
In order to clear up the air, yours truly decided to share 15 rules that are unwritten but still widely used (and for good reason). Ghosting after dating, or even worse, ditching mid-date, is the most disrespectful thing you can do. The days when being “fashionably late” was cool are long, long gone.
It’s rude, and frankly, that kind of behavior will end up giving you a crap reputation with other potential dates. Most of us just find a person who’s late to be selfish.