Online Dating Etiquette: Are you Following the Rules?
Dating online do have some basic rules to follow, in case you don't know some basic do's and don'ts they you have to read up and learn the basics.
The annoying ALL CAPS
When writing emails or brief response over instant messenger, refrain from writing ALL CAPS, this might annoy the reader for all caps means shouting, it's like you're expressing you anger to him or her. So it's best to write the standard or normal way not unless it's really needed to all caps some portion of a letter or IM.
Smiley's are wildly use in all sort of communication in the net, be it dating sites, social networking sites and chats. Also known as emoticons, this smiley's are intended to express your current feeling to the person you are talking at the moment. Today, smiley's are not only limited to simple a smile or sad, but a whole lot more such as (unsure) if you are unsure to our answer, (ninja), if you want to joke around and leave your friend hanging on a certain topic, (doh) if you got some joke but no one gets what you are trying to point out, (annoyed) if you simply want to express your annoyance to someone and a whole lot more.
Acronyms use is also an unbridled and sometimes people overly use it for some uncanny reason but then it somehow helps us in a way to save time. Instead of typing I know right you can simply put IKR or IDC for I don't know. Other phrases such as LOL (laughing out loud), LMFAO (laughing my fucking ass off), ROFL (rolling on floor laughing), IIRC (If I Recall Correctly), AFAIK (As Far As I Know) and more are also use in various chat rooms, social networking sites and dating sites.