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10 Online Dating Etiquette Tips From The Emily Post Institute

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Follow these online dating tips, and you just may become a happy in-real-life couple!
Our exclusive interview with Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of late etiquette guru Emily Post.

6. No sexting. Just don't. 

7. First date? Put away your phone. Pretty self-explanatory!

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8. Wait to friend each other on Facebook. Once you're dating , wait until a little bit into the relationship to friend each other on Facebook, and even longer to friend each others' friends. Before becoming Facebook friends, you should have a conversation about your relationship and about whether it's okay to friend each other. "If you feel too awkward to talk about it, that's not a good sign," Post said.

9. Ask before tagging each other on Facebook. If you're going to put up any type of photo that implies you're in a relationship, you have to be 100 percent sure you're in a relationship. Asking "Is it okay if I post this?" is always a good idea. And of course, never share other peoples' personal information online, whether it's private photos or something they've said to you in confidence.

10. Ask a friend. If you're still unsure about whether you're representing yourself well, whether it's in your social media or online dating profile, "take a look in the digital mirror," said Post. Have a friend look at your profile and ask: "Does it really sound like me?"

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