In one of Cupid’s gay chat rooms, there are certain unwritten rules. Similar unwritten rules you’d find in any bar.
First of all, be polite. Politeness goes a long way in winning people over.
Secondly, whilst being flirtatious is encouraged, don’t come on too strongly. You don’t know the other person yet, so chances are they find it strange if you flirt too much, too soon. Besides, you want to build up tension - that’s the whole point with flirting. So start slowly and then take it further. That way you will always leave the other person wanting more.
Thirdly, Cupid is a place where people are looking for serious relationships. Whilst casual dating is part of the road to a serious relationship, it’s not the end goal. Bear that in mind when chatting to people.
Also, remember that Cupid is just a meeting spot, just like a bar. Once you’ve chatted for a while and realise there’s chemistry, you have to meet up offline to see if you have real life chemistry. There’s no point in chatting online forever. Ask someone out for a coffee as soon as possible.