Executive Search Dating

Executive Search Dating

May 16, 2013 08:00 ET

10 Social Media Dating Do's and Don'ts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Executive Search Dating, Vancouver's #1 personalized matchmaking service for singles & professionals, has some valuable advice for local singles: learn the rules of social media dating, and turn those 'likes' into love.

"Social media has transformed the dating landscape," says Paddi Rice, President and Chief Matchmaker at Executive Search Dating. "But turning all those 'virtual' connections into a serious relationship can be a real challenge. It turns out that many of the 'old rules' of dating, like meeting someone in person, are more important today than ever!"

Here are Executive Search Dating's 10 social media dating do's and don'ts:

  1. DO: meet in person. Real chemistry happens in the real world. Put your computer or Smartphone down and meet someone for a coffee or casual drink. Only by meeting someone in person will you know if there is romantic potential.
  2. DON'T: mistake 'Friending' with 'Meeting in person'. Both have value, but if you're serious about meeting someone, prioritize face-to-face meetings over virtual connections.
  3. DO: follow up! If you've enjoyed meeting someone, tell them so with a simple note, message or text afterwards. Common courtesy and kindness are never outdated.
  4. DON'T: be creepy. If someone's not interested in you, 'Facebook stalking' or 'Sexting' them will annoy them, and likely ruin any chance that they'll introduce you to their hot friend who might be perfect for you!
  5. DO: take your time. Not everything in life is made to happen at the speed of light. Take the time to really get to know somebody by spending quality time together, doing things that you both enjoy.
  6. DON'T: rush it. Changing your Facebook status to 'in a relationship' is not an acceptable way of letting someone know you want to be with them. Talk about it first, and respect their feelings if they would prefer to keep your relationship status private.
  7. DO: be social! Dating is a numbers game, so connecting with new people on social media can expand your personal network, and put some spark in your dating life.
  8. DON'T: be a 'text spammer'! Sending endless texts or messages to someone before meeting them in person can send the message that you're not serious… or simply not someone they want to meet in person.
  9. DO: be open-minded! Social media is here to stay, and helps many people feel more connected in their world. Whether you love it or hate it, be respectful of your partner's views on social media, even if they differ from yours.
  10. DON'T: blog about your date! Unless you've discussed it with your partner, avoid sharing your experience (good or bad) with the world. In the world of dating, privacy matters.

Executive Search Dating (www.ExecutiveSearchDating.com), is a professional matchmaking service founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2004 by Paddi Rice. Modeled after the Executive Search recruiting industry, Executive Search Dating matches their client base both with existing clients AND with headhunts who are selected specifically for them.

Executive Search Dating Media Centre: (http://www.executivesearchdating.com/media.html)

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