Mystery online dating
"Online dating is one tool in the tool kit, but I think we as a society are seeing that there is still a real way to meet people.""We feel that we don't need to look people in the eyes to communicate anymore -- a keystroke has replaced that look," Eastman said. "People want to go back to the day where you're sitting at a coffee shop, make eye contact and there is this mysterious moment where you don't know each other," Lo Dolce said.People remember the best five percent and the worst five percent of what you say, the rest is up to body language."Laughing, smiling and talking all contribute to facial animation, something we gravitate toward as human beings.
Instead of the rules and social norms used in face-to-face meeting, they create ones for digital interfacing.
Men gravitate towards positive handles—this isn’t the place for self-deprecation—that intimate the person on the other side of the screen is sexy (stuff like “Blondie” and “Cutie”).
Meanwhile, women prefer a screen name that makes its owner sounds smart (“Made Up Of Star Stuff,” perhaps? Interestingly enough, the letters that make up your screen name may be even more important than the words they form.
If you think someone is stunning and you'll kick yourself later if you don't let them know, tell them, Lo Dolce said.
Ever stand in line at Starbucks and hear someone mention a common interest?
"People have an easier time picking out an emoticon to display the emotion they are feeling rather than actually showing it on their face," Blake Eastman, body language expert and founder of The Nonverbal Group, said.