000-000-0000." If a man truly wants to meet you (not just window-shopping) he will appreciate being able to plan the where and when in one phone call.
If he never calls, you'll know he wasn't really in the running in the first place.
You may even avoid singles events and other real-life opportunities to meet men because you feel so vulnerable and unsure of yourself. As some of you know, I met my own husband online and have coached many women to the altar through online dating alone.
Worse, you may get caught up in a toxic relationship with a man who could have been filtered out from the start. While the starting point for my advice is The Rules book series by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I also layer in my own strategies—the tips I share with private clients and that I followed, personally, to date for marriage.
While we want to screen out the truly weird or disrespectful, take a second look at men who seem sincere and demonstrate follow-through, but aren’t necessarily suave.If you’ve been hesitant to get online due to privacy concerns, following this rule will boost your confidence and allow you to engage with men in a more relaxed way—which will make them even more keen for your company.Never use your work phone number, work email, or any other identifying contact information in your online profile.This is the kind of negative spiral my guidelines are designed to protect you against. Any single woman can meet great guys online, but you do have to be disciplined, screen carefully, and always choose quality over quantity. Rule 1: Lower your expectations (but not your standards).Even good guys can let their manners slip with women they are socially unconnected to.