Cyber dating tips

Make Contact Webb suggests keeping messages brief—98 words each, ideally—and individualized to each recipient: Ask yourself, What do I like about him?

Choose three new people to e-mail a day until you have a full roster of prospects, Davis advises, and take it off-line quickly—a date should be set up in six or fewer e-mails.

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One night, after another bad match and a solo bottle of wine, Webb rejoined JDate—this time posing as a man, to check out her competition. Webb crafted 10 male profiles so perfect they had to be fake (sample code name: Jewish Doc1000) to gather data: what the site's most popular women looked like, which keywords they used, how they timed their messages."It seemed strange now, that I'd just slap together my online dating profile, when I'd spent days agonizing over my résumé, tweaking and massaging it to land the perfect job," Webb writes in (Duffon), one of three new books about online dating out this month, in which she ­recounts how she cracked the online dating code to meet her now husband.

Define your personal deal-breakers (e.g., must want kids, must not smoke, must be emotionally free and clear of his Ex).

At the same time, try to be open to people who don’t necessarily fit your usual “type” as far as looks or occupation.

(Men do best when looking slightly off camera.) Webb and Davis advocate flashing a shoulder or a little cleavage—and both stress the importance of good lighting.

To that end, Webb shot all of her pictures at the fabled predusk "golden hour."4.

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