Stick with light, flirty topics that keep engagement levels high. 4 tips for keeping the online conversation going like a champ until you meet up in the flesh.

I have a tattoo from my younger days, which I now very much regret.

I am debating whether to undergo laser removal surgery, and one of my considerations is whether the tattoo will prevent me from (eventually) being buried in a Jewish cemetery. Although it is forbidden for a Jew to get a tattoo (see Leviticus ), there is no truth to the idea that he is then unable to be buried in a Jewish cemetery.

Don’t immediately start talking about adult toys or send her a “selfie” at the gym all pumped up post workout.

Make sure that you add just a lick of sass to your pre-meet up messages.

If you’re not proud of your height, say, “I’m short, but what I lack in height, I make up for in over-confidence.” Make your flaws into a joke that you can both laugh about – they’ll be more likely to share theirs, so you don’t get any special surprises when you end up meeting.

Even if you’re enjoying the online messages, don’t push your luck.

The more they answer, the more fuel you’ve got for the conversation.

Even better, you’ve just won some major points by flattering their ego (even if it’s just a little).

In my experience, it’s best to meet up earlier rather than later – like before you know .

Seriously, men are the worst offenders here – don’t talk about the size of ANYTHING until you at least know what her favorite drink is (and have bought her a few)! Don’t write long essays about yourself, which seem extremely interesting to you, but might not be all that easy to reply to.

It’s also a good indicator for knowing if you have found a worthwhile match or not. Well, if after asking them a mountain of questions, they still haven’t asked you the basics, you can be pretty darn sure they are self absorbed, and not the least bit interested in finding out what you’re all about. Keep it fun, it’s not a job interview – make your question a little quirky and different.