Once considered a realm inhabited only by the socially awkward, online dating is now just another tool in the toolbox, no matter whether you’re looking for a hook-up or your soulmate.....
To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.
When we meet a potential love interest in person, we’re taught to look for certain red flags—like being rude to the waiter, calling incessantly or not at all, or claiming that his favorite book is The Da Vinci Code.
And if it’s because you think you have a chance of getting back together then you’re just setting yourself up for more hurt.But even before you’ve agreed to meet someone, there may be warning signs of impending dating disaster … Our best online dating advice: before you respond to that next wink or personal message, start watching out for these red flags. A Picture That’s Worth Less Than a Thousand Words It’s normal to be suspicious of people whose pictures are blurry or far away, full of other random people, or purposely vague.If a guy’s profile is full of shots of him in sunglasses, dressed up for Halloween, or in miniature in front of the Great Wall of China, it’s hard not to suspect that he’s hiding something.It's an admirable New Year's ambition, no less worthy than losing two stone or chucking in a soulless finance job to achieve your lifelong dream of becoming an ornithologist.Online is a great way to attempt it, too, with a veritable smorgasbord of untapped humans to hit on. The mornings are dark, the evenings are darker, and with another New Year comes the creeping existential dread that you have NO IDEA WHAT ON EARTH YOU ARE DOING WITH YOUR LIFE.