In today’s crazy busy world, more and more people are giving up the bar dating scene and instead are trying their luck at finding love online. There are some crazy statistics for the amount of new relationships that start up online these days. Anyway today to make things better and safer for you guys, we are having a look at a few dos and don’ts when it comes to online dating.
Online Dating’s DO: Be Honest
By being honest I mean write an honest bio, be truthful about yourself in what you like to do and what kind of job you have and stuff like that. Also make sure you post a recent picture of yourself. Do not post that picture of you when you had rock hard abs in high school ten years ago. If you are not honest and then you hit it off with a person, you then have to come clean anyway. Always be honest and upfront.
Online Dating’s DON’T: Assume Everything They Tell You Is True
Didn’t you just tell me to be honest? I can hear you say. Well yes I did, but just because you are being honest does not mean that everyone else online is. The main thing that people tend to exaggerate, lie or be a little untruly about is their profile photo. Many people will use an older photo. Also people have a tendency to exaggerate their lives as well. So use your judgment to gage if you have a vibe with a person before you take things further. Never agree to meet someone just based on their profile.
Online Dating’s DO: Read Between The Lines
Online dating has a weird kind of lingo that people new to the seen may not get. What I am talking about is things like when a person describes themselves as cuddly, this means that they will be on the larger side. When someone says something kind of cryptic that usually means they are trying to hide something that they do not want you to know right away. Things like saying their body is athletic does not mean they have a body like David Beckham.
Online Dating’s DON’T: Give Out A Goody Bag Of Personal Information
Never give out your address, phone number or any other kind of personal details. Sure eventually, if you want to take things further with people, then you will have to exchange this kind of information. But at first take things slowly. There are sadly more than a few sharks in the online dating world looking to steal a person’s personal detail. So just be safe and build up an electronic relationship before you start giving them the code to your ATM card.
Online Dating’s DO: Take Things Slowly
I have touched on this a little already, but one of the main mistakes people make when it comes to online dating is declaring their love for each other and taking things far too fast. This in most cases is a recipe for disaster. Instead take your time get to know each other and then maybe agree to phone or meet up with each other.
Online Dating’s DON’T: Think You Are A Playa
You may be tempted to start messaging people left and right and you may in fact feel like a kid in a dating candy store. But if you do strike up a good friendship with a person then you owe it to them to at least for a little while stop searching for new people. How would you feel if you were striking up a friendship with someone and you thought it could go further and then you find out that person has another five people on the hook? Treat people the way that you want to be treated.