Anna Harrison is an international education specialist by day and a travel consultant by night.
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.A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?Here’s a common scenario: You meet someone new, and one look is all it takes to light the fuse of sexual fireworks. Suddenly your romantic life is immersed in the morals, values, and integrity you’ve established for your children.You can barely keep your hands off each other — and the excitement of it all feels like falling in love. Can you hold fast to them or are you just talking out of the both sides of your mouth?