It seems obvious, but it needs to be said: Your attention should be on the person you’re talking to, not the movie you’re watching, the dishes that need doing, or anything else. Plus, repeating yourself or asking someone else to will prevent things from flowing.
If you’re busy, ask if you can call them back, or set up a call when you know you’ll be in a quiet space and can really dedicate yourself to the conversation.
Texting is a sign that you’ve taken communication with your match to the next level, and you don’t want to blow it. Earlier, we talked about how annoying it can be when you’re waiting forever for someone to respond to your message, but that feeling is significantly amplified when it’s texting.
Similar to messaging, you don’t want to send a text that’s as long as a Tolstoy novel. You’re giving them a lot of information to take in (which means it may take them a while to respond), and it could kill the mood and prevent any kind of cute banter from getting started. There isn’t a strict timeline here, but a Business Insider article says no longer than one to three hours.
Online dating may not be as serious as running a country, but it’s still important to practice good manners.
You could always have a friend look them over or run them through a tool like the Hemingway app. You also don’t want him or her to misinterpret what you’re trying to say.
It’s even more tempting to take shortcuts and loosen up on your manners when you’re texting than when you’re emailing, but resist the urge as much as possible. Stick to the straightforward ones for now, like the smiley face, until you get to know each other’s humor.
Mia struggled at first, but she finally got her groove and proved to everyone that she has what it takes to follow in her family’s footsteps.
Royals aren’t the only ones who should have good manners, though.