Getting to know someone can be exciting, but also incredibly taxing. It requires constantly staying on your toes and reining in some of those qualities about yourself that might be a little too eccentric for someone to accept at first. It all starts with the shiny commercials that promise true love while featuring nauseatingly normal people who have found their match floating around in the interwebs. Doting couples with bright smiles are a dime a dozen in this world.
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I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Why not? You set up a profile, pick some cute photos, write something witty about the things that you love Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, B attlestar Galactica , list some books you like, and then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in. With those, you will send a few messages back and forth before he invites you for a drink. You will put on some mascara, plunge out into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he will grab the check.
Got a question about etiquette in the digital world? Contact them at netiquette cnn. CNN -- If you're young, urban and didn't import a significant other from college, it's pretty likely that you're on an online dating site. Let's just admit that right now. Online dating doesn't make you a creepy loser.