Dave online dating
She contacted Dave (not his real name) on dating site Zoosk in November last year, telling him she was a 32-year-old Russian woman eager to pursue a serious relationship.
Her emails from a Gmail account arrived every two days and at first were full of the little details of her life, like walking in the park with her friends and hanging out for pizza.
So, I cut to the chase and interviewed an expert, Dave M, who is also one of my good friends.
He sat down with me to reveal some insider secrets about what really works in the world of online dating, and what doesn't.
Don't have them glaze over the section about who you are because it reads like everyone else's.
'Her' name was Aleksandra and 'she' was young and pretty with a long, dark mane of hair and dark brown eyes.
End on a "Zing." If you have a joke, save it to be the last part of the answer so that's what people remember.
Eggers suggested that she list a restaurant where someone could find her, or a specific cocktail at a bar, as a better conversation starter. If you list consuming cocktails as an activity but then say in response to "what's your ideal Friday night?The truth is pretty interesting' even I was a little surprised!Download the interview below and see for yourself what I mean.In fact, there were no online traces of her at all.She had emailed her phone number but told Dave he could not call her, saying "my phone doesn't accept international calls".