Online dating awkwardness at work
You may be a genius, but you’ll come across sloppy and uneducated if you aren’t careful.
Spell check everything you write and proofread it more than once.
Apparently we don’t always know ourselves as much as we think we do.
Be open-minded and only filter out things that are deal-breakers for you.
It’s just like meeting someone at a bar; you want to have a good conversation and share part of yourself but you don’t want to give her your entire life story within the first 15 minutes.Make sure you are wary of getting involved in an online relationship that is headed nowhere. It’s common for men in particular to feel like they have to find “the one,” which leads to high expectations of the date and puts lots of pressure on the relationship. When you’re too anxious and tense, the other person will sense it and most likely bolt, leaving you disappointed. Stay calm and don’t set expectations for yourself, for the other person, or for the relationship right away.Think of each date as a chance to meet someone new and possibly learn something new. Editor's note: Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz are the sarcastic brains behind humor blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." When they're not trolling Brooklyn for new material, Ehrlich works as a senior writer at MTV, and Bartz is a news editor at Psychology Today. Your missive doesn't have to be Pulitzer-worthy, by any means -- although spell check really doesn't hurt -- but there's a whole passel of openers that will get you deleted from a digital dater's heart. Got a question about etiquette in the digital world? (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.