Meaning what you say and doing what you promise will show that you are a quality guy.Playing it ‘cool’ by being unavailable, or simply lacking follow-through, will make any smart woman think twice about trusting you with her time, let alone her heart.” And if it turns out it’s just a case of you’re just not that into her? If you’re out for a meal or drinks, pick up the tab, but do not tell her you’ll be calling if you won’t.

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Why don’t we both think about how we feel about another date.

I’ll email (or text, or IM) you later.’ Then be sure you do it,” she says.

All right, so now you’re all set with a shiny dating profile that’s garnered lots of hits from potential hotties.

You’ve winnowed through the pool and chosen your potential catch.

To have the best possible time, while preserving your physical and mental wellbeing, read on.

NEXT: Before You Go [pagebreak] Your first meeting is about you, certainly, but says psychologist, sex therapist, advice columnist, speaker and author, Dr.

Women are told to A) Meet their date in a public, B) Let someone know where they'll be and with whom, C) Bring a cell phone, and D) Have an exit strategy. No matter how hot you are for her, or how hot she seems to be for you online, in person, the first thing she’s going to try to suss out is whether or not you’re to be trusted.

It’s no reflection on you, and it doesn't matter if you spend your Sundays helping out at the local orphanage or old folks home.

“You needn’t go so far as to spring for dinner, but a drink in a nice environment, or even lunch, will make a far better impression than coffee at the local Starbucks,” she says.

“By treating her with respect, picking up the check, and in general being cool, you’ll win points.

Granted, if you two don’t click, they might just be karma points, but if there’s chemistry, you’ll have avoided turning her off by lacking finesse.” NEXT: Don't Take Her Skepticism Personally [pagebreak] Most online dating advice regarding safety is geared toward women, and not without good reason.