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Online Dating Advice: Men Who Will Waste Your Time

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Many of you will meet your future husband on line. Here are some tips to help that happen sooner rather than later. Online dating can feel like “it’s a jungle out there” or like walking through land mines; but if you follow these few tips, you can save yourself a lot of time and heartache.

Online Dating Advice:

1. Don’t let a man “seduce” you into writing lengthy emails back and forth.  Some men will pour out their feelings and thoughts and go to great lengths to express themselves in writing. If you respond in kind you’re taking up a lot of your precious time writing. It may be creative, but it’s not the best way to find out if the two of  you are compatible. You need to have a conversation with a man to find out if  you really have something in common.

2. Beware of a man who criticizes your profile or tries to “correct” your thinking. Already you have a big red flag that indicates he will be hard to please. Such men are just looking to prove that they know best. They’re usually arrogant and looking for a submissive woman to boost their ego to make them feel superior.

3. Don’t let a man talk you into cutting corners by not following the rules of the dating site. It’s likely they have something to hide that following the rules would reveal.

4. Watch out for men who put it on you to call them. Most men appreciate that women want and need to feel pursued. By asking you to call them, they are placing the responsibility of getting together on you. This can indicate a man with passive aggressive tendencies. It can also be a man who is afraid to take risks and who would rather play it safe.

This online dating advice might sound like common sense, but when you’re really desirous for a relationship you may be tempted to let your standards slide.

My best online dating advice: If you’ve made mistakes, don’t repeat them, learn from them

If you have any online dating advice tips that could benefit other women, share them here. Happy dating!

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Ava January 11, 2012, 2:57 pm

    I actually prefer to call the man first. Why? Because I would prefer to block my number, and because I prefer being able to talk at my convenience. I do leave it to the man to ask me for the first meeting, though.

  • Virginia Clark January 11, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Yes, you make a good point. I was referring more to the calls exchanged after the intitial introduction.

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