Today Online Dating is extremely popular, but new for the somewhat shy people, and lovable for people who have trouble making that first step! It gives a chance to meet and choose the person who they want to date with, either for a long term relationship or just a uncommitted date. With many different sites Online Dating can be hard or even impossible to find the right person, which can be a problem for some busy professionals that have a lot of responsibility and no time to find someone. A site like eHarmony which is based around matching people with similar interests can help by eliminating some of the initial stumbling blocks.

One of the hardest tasks is to get the conversation started, what to say?

 It can be a matter of learning how to break the ice, keeping it broad and light and not too personal. Once you get a conversation started, you can get a feel for if this person is someone you would like to talk to and begin getting to know them. Once you are comfortable with one another, and you determine that you have mutual chemistry, getting to know more about each other through emails and chat rooms. If chemistry is important and you both want a relationship with this person, then you will have built a relationship which will be much more foundation than one that springs to life through a computer screen.

Chances are, there are already thousands of people who you may be attracted to based on their picture alone. By only using the site to choose these people, you are not getting to know who they really are and whether or not you will be compatible with them. When you meet someone in person you will have a much better idea of what they are like on the inside, and whether or not you are compatible with them on the outside. So, back to the Honesty Rule. When you are serious about a certain person, then you should be honest about who you are and what your likes and dislikes are. That way when you find someone you may be interested in, that you will have the courage to be truthful and share those values.

What should you do, however, once you have told the truth?

That way you have avoided a lot of headaches by not only revealing the facts, but you have forced the other person to reveal their secrets too which can always lead to other problems down the road. In the end, you may find that the other person does not care at all for the truth and just wants to have a little bit of fun with you. Either way it does not work out. That does not mean, however, that you have to be totally open and honest in the beginning. If the relationship is meant to be then you will eventually have to tell the truth, the relationship will not last very long, but if you tell the truth then the relationship has a much better chance.

 Well, as luck would have it, there is no law that says you have to be equally open in all that you say. The only thing you have to ensure is that you do not lie. While some people think the lying is the part of getting the truth out there, there are others who will not do it intentionally. But you should be truthful to the other person in every thing you tell them. Once you have given the relationship a chance and the other person has reciprocated and you have started to date casually, you should be honest with yourself and know that you are partners with plans to build a future, not a one night stand.