The ugly truth of online dating
Online dating is now the second most popular way to know someone or start a relationship after meeting through friends.
According to research from Pew Research Center 2016, 15% of internet users (mostly adults) in the US are actively looking for a partner through online dating sites or mobile dating apps at one point to another.
If it’s the thrill of the chase, the conversation will be heavy on the entertainment, but very light and vague when it comes to arranging a date.
On the other hand, if he’s simply trying to arrange a date without really wanting to know anything about you, he’s only in it for one thing. Conversely, I’ve dated a few girls who I liked so much and thought they were so significantly “out of my league” that I was very strict with myself not to come across as too keen.
I was also balanced, trying to be entertaining whilst also trying to secure a date. Let him mess you around – only see you on his terms, sleep with you and then make excuses to leave shortly afterwards – and he’ll do it.By contrast, if a man takes more time than is reasonable to reply to your messages and constantly apologises for his tardiness as he sends a swift, rushed response, I’m afraid he’s just not that into you.In addition – and forgive me if this is blindingly obvious, but not all women seem to see it – you get what you pay for.There are key indicators right from the start in the dating world – clues to identify what a guy really wants from the outset.For example, if a guy messaging you on a dating website is prompt and regular with his responses, this is a sign that he’s genuinely interested.
We’re not all calculating, manipulative scumbags, but men often subconsciously lead women on.