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.

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An hour or so into the date, he looks me straight in the eyes and says: ' You have got to stop touching your hair because it's driving me crazy.

I don't know if I'm going to be able to control myself!

Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Match.com, also suggests: “Keep your photos fresh, and swap out your primary photo frequently.

You look like a new user and people who might have missed you before are more likely to give you a second look.” A final thought from Honey: “Don't be tempted to airbrush your picture or present yourself looking too much better than you do in real life, and give group photos a miss to avoid confusion.” It might feel a little awkward, but dating expert Peter Spalton says it’s a great idea to ask a friend to cast a fresh eye over what you’ve written – and not just to check your spelling.

"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.

"I had to go to Kinko's and scan in a picture of myself for my profile." Soon after that, she was on a date.

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.

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.

“Set yourself a limit, but keep at it, it’ll be worth the effort,” says Peter.