Online Dating Tips
Online dating tips
The internet can be both a blessing and a curse. Dating apps and sites are convenient for meeting new people, and it’s nice to be able to connect no matter if you’re looking your best or lounging on the couch in your pyjamas. They won’t know. Just like you won’t know if they are who they say they are.
Be mindful of the information you share in your online profiles. Do not share anything that could be used against you, nor anything that could lead someone to your home or your work.
Imagine you are browsing a dating app or site. There are several things to consider when approaching someone online. First and foremost, examine their profile with care. Avoid profiles with one blurry picture, overly edited pictures, or pictures of celebrities. Having something to hide isn’t a good sign. Similarly, avoid profiles that offer no information about the person, and keep an eye out for lies (which are surprisingly common).
Once you strike up a conversation, pay attention to the way they speak to you. Are they respectful of your boundaries? Are they unfair or demanding? Do they flatter you to the point that it seems disingenuous? Do they seem too interested in where you live, or places you frequent? Is the information they give you consistent? Are they willing to compromise, or do they always have to be right? You can tell a lot about a person through their style of communication.
Cross-reference as much as you can before agreeing to do anything. If their Facebook profile is suspiciously void of information, or if their list of friends consists entirely of girls, it’s probably used for shady purposes. If you can’t find anything about them at all, they may have given you a fake name.