For everyone else, the digital dating platform can be a nightmare. Second, we must be authentic and honest with ourselves and others as we fill out our profiles.
We get caught up in the game of fleeting moments of interest that are filled with a whole lot of ego-fluffing “likes” and games of “catch me if you can” that never lead to a serious relationship. I know, I know we look younger than we are and we are on a diet because we gained some weight over the holidays.
If we do actually make it to the first da is a good chance our date will either be on their phone the entire time, show up drunk, stoned or, if we are really “lucky,” un-showered. There is only so much fibbing that can work if you actually intend to meet the person of interest, in person. Limit the air brushing in your picture profile and keep pictures no less than six months old. Be honest about your age (or as close to it as possible). Studies show people aren’t lying about their age because they care, they lie because they will be judged poorly for it.
(Yes, I had a guy show up sweaty and sunburned on our first (and last) date after he spent eight hours on the golf course.) There be a way out of this Mad Hatter’s game for finding love online. Ironic, considering we can’t control aging, everyone does it and the options to getting older are way worse. If we haven’t hiked in over a decade, we are not avid hikers.
Has social m ruined us singles who are hoping to settle down?
I miss the days of my youth when a guy who was interested in meeting me had to pick up the phone, use a third party delivery system like a friend, or ask my parents if it was okay to go out with me.
It is both rude and hazardous to ask for or give a home or work address to someone you meet online at a dating site.
The rules of conduct are seemingly made up by a hodge-podge of daters’ experiences and professionals (like me) who help frustrated singles looking for a serious relationship in the world of dating.