Rules for dating on facebook
Whether you like or dislike Zuckerberg as the selection this year is not the issue. If you're ending your relationship, do so in person, pick up the phone and have a conversation, or set up a SKYPE date to hear their voice. Think before you press the send button and say au revoir from your keyboard. Changing your Facebook relationship status to "Single" without discussing it with your significant other is a netiquette no-no.
Adapted by Catherine O'Brien from The New Rules: The Dating Dos And Don'ts For The Digital Generation by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, published by Little, Brown on January 8 £12.99. It's the equivalent of looking at you at a party or in a bar, but not approaching, and if a man can't even send an email to introduce himself, then he probably won't ask you out either.You want to go from online contact to meeting them quickly - within four exchanges, to be exact.It's too painful and gives you false hope when you should be moving on. Remember, less is more and that most men will look at photos and skim the content, anyway.Ignore all 'winks', 'flirts', and other similar actions on dating websites.