Online dating sites love to boast about the millions of members they have.
But as it turns out, they’re heaving shovelfuls of statistical manure at you.
Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?
Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Yet, when it comes to online matters of the heart, finding “the one” often remains elusive.
That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.
Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.
The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.
I realize, as do you, that there are infinite varieties of men who engage in online dating for infinite reasons.
Here is the collected consensus of 11 categories of men you might encounter when dating online: 1.
Just Looking He fantasizes about a beautiful love life or sex life but has too much anxiety to actually let any potential connection leave his protective computer screen.
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.
My girlfriend and I met on e Harmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. I dabbled with it for almost , and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’s worth of craptacular dating stories.
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
No many more types could be included on this list, and some men may fit into many categories.
Still, in the world of online dating, some types seem more prevalent than others.