When it comes to online dating, some people have a hard time separating the person they portray online and the person they are in real life.

Check out Modern Manners Guy's 3 simple rules for making an online love connection.

Wouldn’t it be a shame if a promising relationship ended over bad texting etiquette?

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While the cell phone has become the perfect tool for some in today’s modern dating world, it’s become the worst of enemies for others.

What’s a person to do without knowing the proper cell phone etiquette for dating?!

Mastering the art of the perfect text can take some time, but with practice you’ll be on your way.

**Both men and women must avoid sending any texts that are longer than one-half inch in length (the length of the top of your thumb).** Don’ts: Both men and women should avoid playing “hard to get,” mostly because it won’t work if you’re interested in dating someone who is emotionally mature.

It’s too easy to misinterpret the tone of your voice from both sides, and it will probably go better if it comes out the way you meant it to! Multiple texts followed by question marks or constant calling without a response is guaranteed to send you to Lonelytown, population 1. Not checking it during the movie for fear you’ll bother people near you or miss something important? Being present while on a date is much more fulfilling than constantly checking for Twitter updates or emails you didn’t really care about anyway.

Give someone a little space before freaking out on them, and let them come to you! So unless you want your date to turn into a horror film, keep it on the rom-com track and leave your phone in your purse or pocket.Being a romantic, I’m highly optimistic about love, I believe that people can find love anywhere, at any time, and under any circumstance. My art training taught me a thing or two about Photoshop.Nowadays, everyone is so busy with work and life in general that it’s hard to find that special someone. I can plop any image into the software and make magic happen.A big chunk of the movie deals with Walter not being able to find a date on e Harmony because he hasn’t “really been anywhere noteworthy or mentionable” (at least, not in real life). By the end of the movie his life drastically changes and he can easily add many noteworthy bullets to his online dating profile.When it comes to online dating, oftentimes people exaggerate their lives for effect (just like Walter).That's why online dating has become such a hugely successful tool for connecting singles with the click of a mouse…or text…or however else e Harmony makes their magic work. I think Photoshop has singlehandedly changed the way people connect online, thanks to its ability to trick you into seeing something that isn’t really true (much like alcohol). Not a problem, just find a photo of the ripped abs I like online, blend here, erase there, and while I’m at it, move my image so that I’m standing in front of that new Tesla. Sadly, my mannerly friends, falsifying how you look for your online profile is never going to work in the long run.