Avoiding any "inebriated" tweeting is also highly recommended!

Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?

What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.

I have learned to be honest but not too honest and to reveal as much information as is necessary. The only catch is since there are now really a lot of them on the web, you must choose which one's for you and what works best.

I have tried to live a happy single life(which isn't always easy)and it is the only way I will succeed.

’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.

Women are easily scared away online, so you should avoid saying anything remotely controversial or predatory.

(But don't forget these 6 Online Dating Dos and Don'ts for Internet Safety.), suggests avoiding a back-and-forth until you have an actual date on the books.

“It's way too easy to get carried away, have sexually-driven texts, and kill the relationship before you have the opportunity to ever meet,” she says.

Not everyone is married, nor does everyone want to be.

But many people would like to be, or at least they'd like to be in a long-term committed relationship. What do you want to find out about this person, what do they like and dislike? Everything that you have stated is exactedly right on the money.

All this begs the question: how do we most effectively date in the digital world?