You used to be able to tell if a guy
liked you by looking into his eyes when he offered to buy you a drink or
asked for your number.
But in the brave new world of online dating, how do you read the signs? How
can you tell he really thinks you're special?
You can bet your e-fling is going someplace if he:
Emails you more than twice a
day. Above and beyond the polite "good morning" and pleasant "good
evening," extra emails received during the day indicate you are always on
Really responds to what you
write. You're not just a sounding board for his online rambling. If he
gets your jokes or relates to your rants, rest assured that you have his
attention and he wants to know more… and more.
Asks questions about you.
No, not an interrogation, but his interesting indulgent questions show
he's intrigued and wants to know what makes you tick.
Surprises you with spontaneous
e-goodies. When he sends you an article he knows you'll find
interesting or refers you to a Web site that addresses all those
existential questions you've been pondering, you can tell he's really
Ups the ante. No longer
content to hold you at a cyber-distance, he suggests a phone call or even
a first date. Congratulations! You're not just an inbox interloper; you've
really captured his imagination.
Signs off with suggestive
salutations. If his email signoffs have evolved from a polite "Fondly"
to a passionate "XOXOXOX," it's a sure signal he's sweet on you.