Internet dating is a low pressure way of meeting people. You're in control and can decide who to email, who to chat with and who to meet through your internet dating service. If you don't like the way your dating site chat is going with someone, you can simply stop. And you're never under any obligation to meet with someone. However just because it is low pressure doesn't mean that there are no rules. Of course there are rules! It's just that some of them aren't written down anywhere.
The most important rule is this; don't set yourself, or others, up for disappointment. Basically it means don't lie on your profile.
Though you may wish that you'd actually read Pride and Prejudice, claiming to be always reading "the classics" is simply untrue if in the past year you've managed to plow through the entire Jackie Collins' library. It may make you an "avid reader", but not of the classics!
Similarly, claiming that you love woodworking, only to have your date discover that you're useless with a hammer can be equally embarrassing.
And if your profile states that you're a "gourmet cook", but the best you can do is frozen pizza...well...enough said.
We all want to put our best foot forward, but don't make yourself out to be someone you're not.