It's natural that once you are seeking a new relationship you are expected to eventually have a date with the person you had been in, so to speak, virtual relations. Your placing an ad on a personals site predetermines your date. The answer beginning with "Sorry but?.I'm afraid/I'm not yet ready/It's too soon and so on will sound offensive. Either forget your fears, or say from the very beginning that you are ready only for an online rapport. The second variant might turn out a disadvantage. Now matter what an interesting personality you are, you came to the personal site to set up new relations, that is, finally to meet the person you had being communicating with online, and not to just exchange e-mails.
So, do not be afraid, leave all you fears behind. Big bad "wolves" lurk in the woods near grandmothers' houses, not on the Internet. Though, be careful and have a thoughtful approach to your possible beloved, do not hurry.
Once you decide to join a web-personals site, you have to select the right one among the considerable quantity available. The best thing is to stick to the larger sites with a greater number of members and features.
When you sign up on a web-personals site you are asked to provide three things: an e-mail address, a user name and a password.
It is better to create a new e-mail address that you will use only for web-personals correspondence. That will prevent you from accidentally deleting an unfamiliar e-mail. If you delete mail from a friend he could either phone or mail again and ask why you do not respond.
But this is not the case with an e-mail message from someone on the web-personals. Here you haven't got the luxury of making a mistake. If you do not answer a web-personals sender, the person will view it as lack of interest and not write again. That is, you have only one chance to respond to someone from the web-personals. Otherwise, a potential romance might be ruined before it even had a chance to begin. Why spoil everything without starting? Once you meet someone, you will have plenty of chances to ruin your relations.
Now, let's speak of the username. It speaks volumes about the person and provides a peek into his personality. Choose your username wisely. A short, curious and humorous username (or serious, if you prefer) is worth a click. A particular type of the username attracts a particular type of people. So think twice before filling the line. The username may be a pretty good substitute for a photo, it is also a kind of introduction to your profile. You can have the most dynamic information in your profile but if no one click on your ad to view it because of your username, it is useless.
And finally, your password. Make the password for your web-personal site the same as the password you use for your old e-mail address. You will not forget or confuse it.
Once you choose a username and password, you are registered on the personals site. Now you are approaching the task of creating a profile. The main thing is to create a headline for it.
When a person combs through the ads on the web personals, he views about ten to twenty ads per page. All that he sees is your picture (if you post one), your username and your headline. The headline speaks even more of you than your picture (appearance can be deceptive, while the username reflects your thoughts). So try to be original with your username, as it can determine the type of person you attract.