Just as in real life, there’s no need to rush things. It’s important to feel comfortable with someone – and you should follow your instincts over the course of your correspondence and conversations.

If you feel it’s not going to work out, don’t hesitate to end the talking.

When a member clicks through from your photo to your profile, he’s hoping to learn enough about you to decide if you might be right for him.

Tell some interesting facts about yourself and what you’re looking for in a mate – and let your personality shine.

Please remember: do not take it personally if someone does not respond to you – in the same way, it’s likely you will not respond to every man who contacts you.

Sometimes people who use dating sites are simply curious and not serious.

It’s all a matter of mutual chemistry, which is often difficult to get right.

The more people you are in touch with the better your chances for finding someone.

Or at some point you may decide that someone isn’t the man you are looking for.

This is totally fine and one of the advantages of online dating.

Staying active and conducting your own searches will increase your visibility in others’ searches.

Use the “My Matches” options or general searches to find someone you may be compatible with.

If a member contacts you and you’re not interested, consider sending a polite message of “thanks, but I’m not interested.” It’s very possible that the first few men you link up with won’t be right for you.