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Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts Part 2

Dating & Relationships / He Said / April 21, 2014

Yesterday I covered what you should do to have online dating success.  Today I will cover the pitfalls and what to watch out for when you are dating online.

Don’t List:

  1. Be afraid to say hello.  There is nothing wrong with sending a guy a note first just to say hello.
  2. Give a compliment about his physical appearance.  This will lead to talk just about physical appearances and that will usually lead to talk about body parts and …..you know where that leads.  Compliment his clothes, school, choices in music, charities, but leave the physical comments alone.
  3. Sound bitter.  No one wants to spend time with bitter, beer face.  If you sound like you need 3 years of therapy then you will get all the alone time you need.  Sound upbeat and positive.  Mama always said you attract more flies with honey than vinegar.
  4. Create a boring headline. Your headline is like the title to your book.  Hi, my name is ….ZZZZZZZZ.  Go to the store and read some headlines that really attract your attention.  Then use those on your profile.  A good headline is like the good title to a book.  It should make you want to know more. Online Dating Do's and Don'ts Part 2
  5. Go by only what your friends say about it.  Whether it is all good or all bad, do not just go by what they say.  Your experience maybe different.  Just look to have fun and it will be much better for you than setting yourself up for disappointment.
  6. Don’t lie.  If you don’t like kids then do not say that you do.  If you hate sports do not pretend like you are a sports fan.  The truth will be found out quickly enough and you will be shown the door.
  7. Dress too sexy.  Forget the pictures in underwear and with the tongue hanging out unless all you want is sex.  No decent guy is really going to respond to such a picture and expect anything other than a sexual encounter.  It makes no sense to have thought a guy is going to take you seriously when you are only advertising sex.

Online dating can be a lot of fun.  It is a great way to meet a large number of people in a short amount of time.  Just make sure that you are careful when you do it.  There are some truly crazy people out there.  The sad part is that you can meet them anywhere.

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Shawn Hill
Shawn Hill is the notated author of the Single Black Woman’s Guide to Dating. This book can be found on Amazon. He is also the radio host of The Black Woman’s Guide to love on Blog Talk Radio theblackwomanguide You can follow him on his Blog a tblackwealthcreation




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