On line dating mistakes
As a dating coach, I see singles making the same errors over and over again.
Showcasing your best qualities in the real world can be tough enough; but online you're expected to highlight them solely through a few paragraphs and pictures. Grant Langston, CEO of the online-dating site e Harmony, recently spoke with Business Insider about the biggest mistakes people make in online dating — and how they can correct them.
Years of online matchmaking have taught Langston that too many people who are new to online dating (and even some who've been in the game a while) are deathly afraid of being perceived as weird.
"When I say to you, 'Now, 'Tommy Boy,' why on Earth do you like that movie?
' that sets you up to talk to me," Langston says, "and it's a shortcut to a better conversation." At the other end of the spectrum are people who don't know when to stop talking about themselves.
Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?