Despite being more popular than ever, online dating still remains a potential minefield for social etiquette and self-esteem.The “rules” of online dating are, for the most part, unspecified and unspoken and prone to change without any seeming warning.
I reached out to the Nerd Love readership on Facebook and Twitter to answer some of the most perplexing frequently asked online dating questions.
One of the more difficult issues that people frequently wrestle with is: what are the rules when it comes to interacting with a match online, before you’re in a relationship?
Is it OK to track them down on Facebook before you’ve met? Is Googling them an invasion of privacy or simply a way of doing your due diligence before you meet?
And how do you handle things when you can see that your date is still active on Match and Ok Cupid?
When you’re meeting someone in person, it’s easy enough to deliberately ignore the fact that they’re probably seeing other people.