Most people appreciate honesty that’s presented in a subtle way.

Who knows, maybe you can maintain a friendship even if the chemistry isn’t there.

Those aren’t questions you need to wrack your brains over, but when you’re online dating, little points of etiquette really can make a difference.

Not only can they keep things running smoothly, but, more importantly, they can show your respect for other Parship members.

It’s also important to strike the right tone: you don’t want to sound formal or cold, but, equally, you want to sound relaxed rather than over-familiar.

It’s also a good idea of avoid projecting into the future and saying things like “We could do this together …”, and when it comes to the sign-off, ‘Yours sincerely’ is obviously out of place, but ‘Love and kisses’ can seem a bit premature.

When engaging in online dating, we’re mostly looking for people that come close to our ideal partner.

Essential dating guidelines also apply to the profiles you’re exploring. If something appears too good to be true, it probably is.

Remember that you are communicating with strangers.

Some people could be dangerous, others may be looking for ways to scam you.

Eventually, you will reveal additional details to someone you plan to meet in real life.

Until the relationship gets to that phase, however, stick to safe topics that don’t reveal too much about your everyday life (and much more about your personality).

There are privacy rules, however, you should follow at least in the beginning.