Many people shunned online dating thinking the only kinds of people they could meet online were super-shy or physically less-than-desirable. Now just about everyone has friends who have successfully met normal desirable people online, and many know one or more married couples who met online as well.
Whether you are a male or female, having at least one flattering, recent photo will dramatically increase your chances for success. Profiles with good pictures usually get as much as 25 to 40 times as many e-mails.
If you get an overwhelming number of e-mails (often happens for especially attractive females), you can always choose to hide your pictures later. If you don't have a good recent pictures, LittleMoreLove.com offer links to professional photographers. But usually just a digital camera with some decent lighting will do the trick.
After you've traded enough emails to feel comfortable, the next step is usually to talk by phone. This gives you a chance to get to know the other person a little better and get a feel for whether you will have chemistry in person.
Don't feel obligated to meet someone in person just because you have talked to them by phone. If you feel uncomfortable or not attracted, you can tell them, "It's been great talking with you. I'm busy the rest of this week.
Why don't we talk again next week." This way you can harmlessly end the call without an outright rejection, and if you find you change your mind you can always call them or accept their call next week.