Right away, I checked out his profile, liked what I read, and sent him a message. In a span of a month, we went through all the online “getting to know you” stages.Epic emails of a thousand words each turned into daily text chats on Skype.A webcam: It is imperative that you have a working webcam – I’d even go as far as telling you not to bother with online dating if you don’t have one.It’s the only real way of verifying someone’s identity prior to meeting up in person.When I got into online dating, I wasn’t really looking for a husband – I was just looking for a pen pal.
There are a bunch of online dating sites to choose from, and you are free to sign up on them all (if you can afford it).Then voicemail mp3s sent by email (because we were still too chicken to talk face-to-face, in real time). Fact: If you meet someone you can talk to every day and every night and still find the energy to email five times a day and not get sick of each other, then that’s probably a great sign.And distance, plus the Internet, will force you to figure that out. He first told me how he felt by sending a Youtube link to “I Think I Love You” by David Cassidy.If you find out someone is a liar or a creeper, you can always cease all communication and move on.Anonymous email: Before you even think about signing up for an online dating account, you must first ensure that you have an email address (duh) – one that doesn’t have your full name in it for safety reasons.