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Too Much Sharing

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How much should I reveal in e-mail?

Too Much Sharing

In the early stages of an online relationship, it's tempting to pour out your heart in e-mail. Keep the focus on the two of you at the beginning - you want the other person to be interested in YOU, not your kids or the other guys on your rugby team. It's OK to mention these things, but most people would rather have you ask about THEIR lives and days first.
E-mail responses should be moderate in length, focused on who you are and what makes you special, on things you have in common with the other person, and on discovering more about him or her. Save your innermost thoughts until you have met this person and developed an honest, trust-based relationship.



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