Once upon a time, all singles needed to worry about was waiting long enough in between dates to place the next phone call.
Now, daters must think about the "right" time to send a Facebook request or start Twitter following the person you're dating — in addition to refraining from Internet stalking a new crush.
Online dating requires some courage and thoughtful planning.
Use these tips to help navigate the realm of online dating.
Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.