If they’re still around, chances are that it’s you, and not just the act, that they’re after.
Nowadays, with the growth of online dating, it's much easier to sit at home and chat via computer than meet people face to face in the real world and make that initial contact with them.
Activities It's unacceptable to claim that you are still involved in activities that you haven't indulged in for years.
“Keen gymnast”, for example, when you haven't vaulted a horse since your early teens, is not on.
But if you want to get the most from online dating there are some key 'rules' and top tips that can really make the difference.
If you're looking for friendship, love or companionship and are considering online dating (as over 30,000 other Telegraph Dating members already have) then you should follow our top ten tips for first time online daters.