As some of you may know I’m super single and clearly what I’m doing isn’t working so I decided to try online dating. I know some people who have found happiness, so I thought it was worth a shot. I have not had luck yet, but what I see on here is quite hilarious.
So, today I wanted to share some do’s and don’ts for online dating. These are things that I have seen or have experienced, and they made me go hmm. Please feel free to add to the list.
Have a pic with you and other women. Especially if you all are all hugged up. Could it be a mom or sister? Sure. But how am I supposed to know that?
Be tactful. If you are only on the site for sex…that’s your prerogative, but geez word it better.
Surround yourself with like 12 cats. Animals are great, but that’s weird.
Have the jail as your background…I’m not judging, but find a spot that doesn’t look like a jail.
Have a quote, memes, etc. as your one and only pic. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Bruh…we need to see you.
Have one picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Post all Halloween type pics. A sense of humor is great, but all your pics should not look like your yearly Halloween costumes. Especially if you have on a wig.
Post sweaty gym pics. Working out is great…health is wealth. But the sweaty gym pic and those weird faces you make at the gym. Not cute.
Post selfies if you aren’t good at taking them. Let someone take a pic for you. I know you have one friend.
Post pics of your car. I’m glad you have a car, but I don’t need a pic of it.
Be angry in the about me section. Everybody isn’t going to swipe right on you and it’s okay. Having a nasty message about me (or anyone) not swiping right before I get a chance to swipe will definitely get you a left swipe.
Don’t call people on the site desperate in your about me section because guess what you are on here too douche bag.
Post a pic with duck lips. Are men, even supposed to make duck lips?
Post pics of you holding money, throwing money, etc. no one cares.
Take the conversation offline and get super weird in the first text conversation. Examples: sending voice memos singing Club Nouvea’s song “Rumor”, stating “we go together now,” etc. News Flash…that’s a turn off.
Have multiple pictures. Give us options. Example: One with a hat, one without etc.
Write something about yourself. It doesn’t have to be long, but say something.
Post pics of you only. Unless you have kids. But make sure and add that in your summary about yourself.
Pick your best pics. First impressions are everything.
I’m no expert, but I have swiped a while now…mainly left because all the don’ts above come from firsthand experience. I’m not giving up yet, but man, it’s hard out here. Don’t forget to share with me your online dating do’s and don’ts. Heck, I may need to work on my profile. LOL!
Thanks for reading,