Online dating danger signs

21 Apr

It appears to be the most popular way of finding your “match” these days. You are bored and want to meet a man, but don’t know where to meet one, so you sign up with an online dating service.

If his profile is downright paltry, with very little information aside from his name and home city, then he may either be (a) very secretive, which is potentially a good thing or (b) he’s got a lot to hide, and hasn’t figured out quite how to present his checkered past (or present).You answer questions such as your age, height, eye color, interests, marital status, and personal information about yourself.You have expectations of meeting someone just right for you.Dater, beware: steer clear of these tell-tale online dating profile warning signs. The online dating profile is the place to sell yourself, so if he has nothing impressive to say there, better bring your uppers to the first date! — is more involved than anything he can muster up about himself (“I’m smart and have a good sense of humor”), he’s telling you that he’s looking for a type of woman more so than anything else. And if you are indeed the embodiment of the sporty, sassy, fascinating, beautiful woman of this guy’s dreams? Listen, buddy, no one likes someone who’s high-maintenance and high-drama and a cheater and a liar. If he describes himself with the phrase “I’m just your average guy…,” take his word on it. Listens to jazz and reads Kundera and loves action movies and beer! Broken-hearted, newly single people don’t look for new friends on an online dating site. Go ahead and go out with him, but don’t say I didn’t warn you when he gently suggests you order the tofu at every meal you eat together. This is the sign of a man who has had little interaction with real, in-the-flesh women, and it should probably stay that way. Steer clear or be prepared to drink heavily on the date, especially if he focuses a lot of attention on that last one.