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Dating site ad advice

When you first sign up with match.com, you’ll be asked to give some basic info about yourself.

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!

Spend some time making sure your profile is as good as it can be and that it accurately reflects your personality. Make sure anything you publish on the net communicates the qualities you want to portray. Ensure it reads like a personal message by mentioning a few things from the person’s profile and interests that caught your eye and made you want to get in touch. It’s best not to use old photos for your profile picture and be completely honest about your hobbies and interests. Do meet first dates in a public place and always let a friend or family member know where you'll be. Don't arrive drunk or come from somewhere else where you've been drinking. If you really want this to go somewhere, you'll have to be honest. Before you write your profile, see what people your similar age and gender are saying about themselves.

Do remember that this is a dating site, not a job interview.

"I met this guy for drinks, and everything was going fine.

I have a tendency to mess with my hair when I get nervous, so I start running my hands through it.

Once considered a creepy or nerdy way to meet people, the online dating industry is now worth more than £2bn and is no longer seen as an unacceptable way to find love.

There are even dating websites such as My Lovely Parent and My Single Friend that let you play cupid for friends and family. Don't mention how you promise you won't ever tell anyone you met online. Be proud that you're being proactive in your search for love.

Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?

What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.

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