Cut your losses pronto or risk being strung along with innocuous texts every couple of days.*They don’t sign their messages with their first name If you were to engage in a conversation with someone you just met, you would probably ask them their name or introduce yourself, right? Don’t immediately assume that someone is hiding something if they don’t share their surname right away.*They send you a Facebook friend request or follow you on Twitter before you’ve met Requesting access to someone’s Facebook page is usually about wanting to size up any potential threats, romantic or otherwise.
Online dating has a standard list of unspoken guidelines by which most people abide.People who think they can get away with skipping the basics strictly because they’re objectively attractive display an alarming sense of entitlement.*They compare themselves to or put down their own gender If someone has to slag on their male/female peers in order to elevate themselves, that’s typically a result of their lack of dating success.There will be people who cite a need to be cautious before meeting someone in the real world. But it’s important to remember that the most cunning of scammers and players have figured out how to work the system.They’ll create fake Facebook profiles, use aliases, manufacture back stories that they can recite on command etc. I don’t use Google or social media to identify possible threats.
I simply trust my judgment and take the appropriate precautions. It’s actually socially inappropriate to put someone you’ve just met in the position of having to accept or reject the request.*They require a phone call before they agree to meet I know I’ll get shit for this but I will stand by it.
He’s able to extrapolate vital information from choices that, to most people, seems innocuous.
We all know that, when it comes to online dating, not posting a photo or putting up only one is a bad sign, as is including dealbreakers in your profile.
They’re telling you without telling you that they’re not available.*Their profile is excessively verbose This person possesses a dazzling level of self-absorption if they expect people to muddle through their personal manifesto.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that more words mean more emotional depth.*They take longer than half a day to reply to an email Unless they are trapped in a Panic Room without a signal, there is no excuse for taking longer than a few hours to reply to a message.
You already know to proceed with caution (or not proceed at all) if a guy has no pictures of himself on his profile, but what about photos that look like clones of one another?