Dos and don39ts online dating

Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.

The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.

Instead, channel your energy into meeting someone else.

A general rule: once you’ve sent four messages back and forth, someone should ask someone out — preferably the man.

(revisited) Do's and Don't' of loving Meth Addicts: DO accept you are NOT in control of others lives, chemical use, lies, actions, emotions, finances, or feelings.

DO know that you can not deal with a loved one who is using meth on your own and that without God, you are destined to be in constant turmoil regarding your life. DO seek out other people who have been where you are now and listen to their comments without getting defensive. DO take a personal inventory of the way in which you interact with the meth user and determine if you are in any way, preventing their recovery.

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” and “You’re gorgeous, I’d love to chat.” If you want to get her attention, try doing something a bit more personal.This is not personal or meant to be vindictive; it is just the nature of addiction. Your loved one is powerless against it on their own.DO realize that the person you love can eventually come back, although in all honesty, the odds are against it.Don’t pretend to be something or someone you’re not in an effort to impress a potential partner.You’re fabulous just as you are and if somebody else can’t see that, it’s his loss.And if you’re not, why are you still talking to her?When she’s ready to make her exit from the online dating world, she’ll let you know.[pagebreak] PRESSURE COOKERThe scenario: “I was really into someone I went on a few dates with, until he told me he was taking down his online dating profile and he wanted me to do the same.” — Jess, 34 The problem.solution: Nothing will scare a girl faster than putting that kind of pressure on her too early into the relationship.MISSING IN ACTIONThe scenario: “One time I was messaging back and forth with a guy for two weeks and having a great conversation, but he was taking too long to ask me out, so I stopped talking to him.” — Kelly, 32 The problem.solution: If you’re into her, ask her out!Women are easily scared away online, so you should avoid saying anything remotely controversial or predatory.Stick to neutral subjects — like mentioning a common ground you share based on something you read in her profile.