8. Be Yourself
This is the most important element of online dating. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t, or someone you think you should be. That puts unfair pressure on yourself, and it sets you up for a bad match. To the best and fullest of your abilities, be yourself. If they say something you don’t understand, ask for clarification. Thinking about making a joke? Make the joke and test the waters. Have an idea for a date but not sure if society at large would do it? Put some feelers out there and find out if the other party might be interested. The point is, how are you going to meet someone for you if you can’t even comfortably be you?