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As a general rule, avoid people who instantly suggest you come over to their place, or who seem overly pushy to meet you before chatting first. It’s important to remember that it’s early days, though, and even if they’ve given you all the right signals so far, receiving a picture of the quinoa salad you made for lunch, or several missed calls when you only spoke the night before, might be enough to give them cold feet.

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Many of us cringe at the thought of having to define our likes, dislikes and hobbies on paper, but the more information you give about yourself, the clearer a picture you paint for a potential match who comes across your profile.

A vague or half-finished profile – left that way out of shyness – can be misconstrued as suspicious.

We’ve previously gathered dating tips for women (written by a man) and vice versa, but here are some general tips for navigating the online dating maze.

It can feel unnatural to analyse yourself and dissect your personality into bullet points for your online dating profile.

I promise it’s sure to make you forget how hard dating can be sometimes.

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But imagine the embarrassment if you let a nugget of information slip from all your hard detective work on the first date?