Before you starting adding 0s to your salary, or destinations to your travel list, ask yourself this; is this really how you want to start a relationship?Whether you’re insecure about your quirks or keen to impress, there’s really only one person you should be – yourself.“[But] they’re not a great way to go deep or get to know the person’s personality.” Chris Donahue, a 28-year-old writer from Brooklyn, believes men should still foot the bill, at least on the first date.
)For tips this Valentine's season, CBS News reached out to Emma Tessler, cofounder of the digital matchmaking company Dating Ring, which was created, she said, "to make the online dating experience a little bit less terrible." The profile: Be brief, honest and keep your clothes on."People write way too much," Tessler says of online daters filling out profiles on sites like Ok Cupid. Nobody wants to read that much about you before they've met you."It's trite but true: Be yourself. Like, 'Every Friday night I could be watching Netflix or going out.' Everybody does that. Say something unique."When picking profile photos, avoid an overabundance of confusing group shots.It can be tough for singles to know how to navigate.There are some obvious guidelines for good behavior (No, you shouldn't Tinder on your dates.Something about his/her profile that caught your attention; 2.Sure, we’ve covered the dos and don’ts of online dating, but did you know that there are certain sets of unwritten rules, or suggested ways of behaving, that daters should adhere to as well?Also, many people don’t take point number 2 above to heart, and their search criteria may not catch you.