Do make online dating an actual priority.
Do take the time to get your profile right. Spend some time making sure your profile is as good as it can be and that it accurately reflects your personality.
Do concentrate when writing and do use spell checks. Make sure anything you publish on the net communicates the qualities you want to portray.
Do make your first message count. Ensure it reads like a personal message by mentioning a few things from the person’s profile and interests that caught your eye and made you want to get in touch.
Do answer back messages with persons who seem nice normally even if they aren't your “type”.
Do meet first dates in a public place and always let a friend or family member know where you'll be.
Do be on time. Even slight lateness can set a miserable tone for the rest of the date.
Do be clean. Even when skyping your background in the shot can tell a person a lot about you.
Do contribute to the conversation. It’s great that you’re "a good listener", but you're wrong if you think letting someone do all the talking makes for a great date.
Do a little research. Before you write your profile, see what people your similar age and gender are saying about themselves.
Do remember that this is an interracial dating site, not a job interview. Use your profile as a trailer, not the full movie.
Do actually date. Get out and meet in real life!
(And before you do: read our article on Dating Safety [http://lovecrossesborders.com/dating_safety])