Dating guidelines

So, before you click "Flirt," "Like," "Favorite," or IM your next prospective match, here are some suggestions: 1.

If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.

"The amount of times that people are approached when they have photos is multitudes more than when they don't," says Gian Gonzaga, Ph D, e Harmony's senior director of research and development and head of e Harmony Labs. Leave behind group shots, which can make it confusing for other people to identify you, advises Spira, and choose a headshot in which you are smiling.

"Your primary photo should be all about you." She recommends posting between three to five photos only—any more and "it's as if you're already smothering your future partner." Also, be sure to include a shot where you can see your body.

I'm not ready to offer this service to my coaching clients yet, but I did decide to write about what I've learned to help people approach it safely.

The most important thing to tackle if you're a complete newbie is how to BE SAFE as you begin your quest for love.