Pick up any book on relationships and you can bet it will have a section on online dating, whether it was written nby Dr. This chapter on online dating is usually included to give people another avenue to pursue if they're failing to get a date the old fashioned way.If these so-called relationship guru's had actually tried to find Mr. Right online, they would have realized what a bad idea it was and never suggested it in the first place.Just because everyone else out there is doing it, doesn't make it a good idea.
I'm not suggesting that it's impossible to find someone online. I just happen to believe that online dating has been over-hyped and is probably one of the worst places to find someone to have a relationship with.
This is by far the biggest pitfall of online dating.
Especially if you're interacting with men within a 50 mile radius or more of where you live.
It makes no difference what category you put your profile, you could put it in "frigid prudes from hell" and men will still assume you must want to hook up. I remember meeting a guy I had chatted with online for several days prior and he told me half-way through our coffee date that he was looking forward to spending the night with me.
Men have complained to me time and time again that when they finally met a woman they had been chatting with online, she turned out to be at least 50 lbs heavier than she stated on her profile.
Women counter that they hope a guy likes them enough after getting to know them online that their looks/weight won't matter to a guy. People lie about whether they're even single, if they have kids, their job, their looks, you name it.
Sadly, it's not the weight that bothers a guy so much as the Some people don't even use their own pictures! But how are you supposed to know if they're the real deal?
It's different when you know them from work or your friends.
He kindly informed me that he would not be returning to his apartment that night, but would be having a sleepover at my place instead. Seems that there are a lot of men out there that assume the date is just something to get through to get to the sex after.
This can happen on any date, regardless if you met online or not.
However, this happened to me so often that I began suspecting that meeting a guy online sent the subliminal message that I was looking for sex even though it was never discussed and my profile was in the serious relationship category.