The world as we know it has changed drastically, and now more than ever, people are resorting to the Internet to shop, read and even date. Now sure there are plenty of ways to meet a guy or gal, but the fact of the matter is, we can’t ignore the growing demand of the online dating world.
To help those brave individuals who are looking for love in digital places, I’ve complied a list of 10 common online dating mistakes to help you avoid them.
Posting a bad profile picture
If you’re trying to attract a guy, ATTRACT him! Ultimately, you want your profile picture to portray you in a nutshell. Not too boring, not too sexy, and a great big smile. Just give enough to make him wonder.
You’ve made yourself too available
Men like to play the cat and mouse game. It’s fun and it’s exciting. Make him work for the date, make him work for your time. Remember, YOU are the prize. Don’t be too easy!
Too occupied with work/life to date
Don’t be a “Temp” online dater. If you’re looking for love, make the time to engage and get to know possible candidates. If you don’t have the time to date, you won’t have the time for a relationship. Enough said.
Not open to meeting face-to-face
If you’ve signed up for an online dating service, the goal is to actually meet people. Don’t ruin the fun for possible suitors with your anxiety. Get in the game!
You invited him over to your house
Not only is this a safety issue, but it’s also not a great first impression. It’s way too much, way too soon. A first date should be someplace public and inexpensive (i.e. A coffee shop).
Sleeping with him right away
If you find a guy you like, take your time and get to know him first and foremost. If he’s worthy, he will pursue you and do everything in his power to stay relevant. If you give it up right away, you’ll be right back on the dating site where you started.
Non-responsive to messages
If a guy is showing interest in you, get back to him. There are other fish in the sea. If you’re not around to get caught, he’ll find another.
Being too aggressive
Creating a profile on an online dating site already makes it clear that you’re interested and available. The bone has already been thrown. If you have to chase the guy, you’re doing it wrong.
Posting profile info nobody cares about
The average guy doesn’t like to read if he doesn’t have to. Keep your profile simple and to the point. Talk about things that are relevant (i.e. Age, location, family, hobbies, etc). This isn’t LinkedIn. Keep the info here personal and down to earth.
Talking about what you don’t want
Don’t be a pessimist. Keep your profile positive, upbeat and uplifting and the guys will come.