It is not so surprising to find out that many couples who have eventually been engaged met through online Dating. This mode of meeting potential partner is now widely accepted and with so many apps to help you find the one, the chances of success are very high. However, when you join the bandwagon, you need to know if you are doing the right thing or you are already breaking the unwritten rules. While there are no hard and fast rules to online Dating, there are some etiquettes that you need to be aware of so that you will not be caught in a bind.
First and foremost, patience is a virtue. You may have seen a profile that fits your criteria and you have eagerly sent them a message either through the site or via sms. Do not expect them to answer right away. At the very least give them at least half a day to respond. There are some relationship experts that even say that sending a second or follow-up message when you do not get an immediate reply will decrease the chances of getting an actual reply. So, give them time to study the situation, and as they say, whatever will be, will be. On the flip side, when you receive a message, you need to reply within 24 hours to keep the connection alive. Beyond that, it will usually mean that you are not interested in starting a connection.
Moreover, while the initial communication will be through emails and online chats, you should think twice about giving your phone number right away. Giving your phone number means you are ready to move to a higher level and dishing out your digits at the onset may mean to say you are easy or worse, desperate. But when the time comes that you eventually set up a face to face meeting, always stay true to yourself because only then can you gauge if you are really compatible with each other.