Deciphering online dating

25-Feb-2016 17:47 by 2 Comments

Deciphering online dating - dating traditional guy

I work pretty hard in the summer months, work less hard in the spring and autumn, and spent most of the winter trying to keep myself busy with fun things.

Why would you leave out , and that’s only because you might have learned it from your daughter when she was 15. Inaccurate Profiles If anything you include in your profile is not true, you are a liar. That includes truth stretched beyond all recognition. Someone who really loves to travel takes at least a trip or two a year. A guy who really loves to work out at the gym wouldn’t look so dismal with his shirt off (see #5 above). Then what’s with that photo of you and your friends at the sports bar guzzling Bud Light? What do you think will happen when she discovers the truth?

I want the guy who wrote the profile, not this moron.

I got a bunch of comments — from both men and women — and the string of comments morphed into me sharing a list of about a dozen things I considered a real turn off on a man’s online dating profile. Adding photos is a good way to get a fresh look on the same site, anyway. On the same vein but not deserving its own category: blurry, over exposed, under exposed, or extreme closeup photos.

And, for some reason, he thinks that by listing them, he’ll avoid them.

All he’ll do is avoid any self-respecting woman who wants a man with a more positive outlook on life and dating. Hinting about (or even outright stating) the problems you had with your ex We’ve all got stories about our ex-partners or ugly breakups.

Other women’s lists may differ — although I bet there’s a lot in common. I was lamenting the sad fact that someone I’d begun messaging with on an online dating site had proven himself to be completely illiterate.

Hell, here’s the original post: So I’m on this dating site and this guy’s profile looks interesting to me.

And, as we all know, a person’s appearance often gives some insight into his personality; for example, a man with long, hippie-like hair is probably going to be kind of hippie-like, no? I ride motorcycles but I’m not at all interested in the Harley mentality and its black and orange trappings.

I ride motorcycles because I like to , not because I like to park a shiny chrome bike in a parking lot after riding a mile or two to have some beers with my friends. They want to know what you like and what’s important to you. Hell, I’ve been writing for a living since 1990 and even expect a guy to be able to string together correctly spelled words into a coherent thought that resembles a punctuated sentence.

If your relationship to your deity is so important to you that you need to mention it in an online dating site profile, you should go to one of . I’m not religious at all and would not be happy with someone who was very religious. Mentioning that one of your favorite things to do is to go to the gym or that you work out more than three times a week Really?

You spend so much time working out at a gym but you can’t hook up with a woman of a man’s free time, he’ll have a lot less time to share with me if he’s at the gym five days a week after work. I have better things to do with my time than play with exercise machines.

If you don’t care, then this list isn’t for you anyway; move along. I’m sure that guys reading this will agree that many of them apply to women’s profiles. Your profile picture is the first thing a woman sees when she looks at your profile. Head and shoulders is good for a primary photo, full body (clothes on, please) should be somewhere in the collection. Everyone with a cell phone these days also has a camera. (Oh, and there’s a special place in hell for any man who uses vacation photos taken by his wife on a dating site when he’s still married to her. ) Personally, I think solo selfies are kind of juvenile. You’d better have a build like a Calvin Klein underwear model if you include shirtless photos in your profile.

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