“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.It is also possible to search using your image online, so use a photo that doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet if you value your privacy.” Denise Knowles from says a good guide is remembering that the same rules apply both on and offline.“Let a friend know where you’ll be and when, and arrange a time to text to let them know you’re OK,” she says.
“Could someone use those details to find you on Linked In, for example?
Keep it short and avoid heavy talk in those early messages.
We all have emotional baggage and now is not the time or place.” Sunday is the best time to get online.
Just like meeting a stranger in real life, you have to stay safe when you’re online.
Before giving away information such as job titles or personal details, think first about how those could be used to track you online.
“Get to the first date as quickly as possible – you only need to exchange two or three messages before you suggest meeting – you won’t know if there’s anything between you until you’re face-to-face.