If you think that dating websites are all about opening emails, signing up and getting your girl, think again. There are creepy, boring and lazy people out there. If you are not careful, you may be hooking up with one of them. Don’t be fooled by dating profiles. Apart from what is obvious, there is a lot more than meets the eyes. Here are 8 characteristics of online dating profiles to ignore.
1. She is ‘just your average girl’
If she portrays herself as your average girl, then that is exactly what you should expect her to be. Your personal dating profile is where you sell yourself. Therefore, if she has not a thing that is noteworthy to say about herself, be sure to carry your blankets on the first date! The ‘average girl’ will destroy any efforts of a meaningful conversation on the spot. What about her hobbies? How she chills and hangs out? Her choice of music? Oh, she likes to hear just about everything but country music. Chances are, you will have a more interesting dialogue with the server when she comes to take your order.
2. Her pictures are all identical
It is obvious that you should not proceed with a profile if a woman has no photos of herself on her personal profile. Having said that, how about images that look almost identical to another? Let’s be easy if it appears as though she has a ‘good side’, however if she has a ‘perfect facial appearance,’ then walk as fast as you can. There is a good reason why she has 10 photos of her head, face and a cat.
3. She is looking for far too much in a guy
If her breakdown about what she is essentially searching for in a man includes stuff like: Wealthy, well traveled, witty and entertaining with gray hair, love cats, watches The Bachelor and loves strength workouts, listens Pop, loves romantic films and expensive wine! This is really a sketch of her perfect man. Apart from your money, prepare to not have much of a distinctive life if you choose to be with her. If you happen to be the masculine, athletic, adventurous, romantic man of this girl’s dream; avoid her because she will ruin you.
4. She is looking for friends
Why in the world would she be looking for friends on an online dating site? In these profiles you will see the typical: ‘focusing on work or school’, ‘travels a lot’, ‘just coming out of a relationship’, ‘just looking for friends’. Yeah right, she does have some ulterior motive, and it’s not friends. Your best bet is to move on from here.
5. All photos are from the breast up
I cannot emphasize this point enough. Don’t even care about what the profile says, ie., ‘athletic, tones, fit’ or anything of that nature. Once she uses an image taken at a high angle or from the breast upward, she is most likely obese or even worst, horrendously wrong elsewhere.
6. She complains too much
You have yet to go on a date and she is already fussing about everything she dislikes. She gives you a rundown of films, food, music, women and men she vehemently hates. Go on a date with her and be prepared to drink heavily, especially if her focus is on the latter. No one likes a woman who is high-maintenance, high drama, a liar or a cheater. She should keep her relationship grievances to herself if she wants a date. Go further with this type of woman and expect complaints, arguments and misery for the rest of your life.
7. She has no pictures posted
If someone is not married, unattached and looks quite normal, then why wouldn’t she even have one decent picture posted on an online dating site. It’s a dating site for goodness sake. No man actually wants to go out with someone he did not even see, for all he knows, you could be a man or some creepy looking person. If she has one picture with some guy cropped out, don’t go there either. You’ll be asking for trouble. It’s best to look for personal profiles with one or more photos.
8. She is wearing clothes that date back to the 90s
High School jackets, leg warmers, old jeans and so on. If the picture looks old or she and others are dressed and groomed in the styles of the 1990s or earlier, or the pictures seemed like scanned film images, check her age. If her age seems pretty young for pictures that are over 20 years old, then she is lying about her age. Skip this profile and move on.
These are just a few unfavorable things to look for in online dating profiles. There are many more issues that haven’t been touched, but be sure to check the basics so that you can eliminate potential problem persons.