Cautions about online dating
The first step is to listen to your gut instinct, if something doesn’t seem quite right- it’s probably not.From there you may have to put on your online investigator hat and do some research.Some sites cater to specific religions, ethnic groups, etc.You can also narrow your list more by writing down the pros and cons of each site that interests you and then take a free test run for each of them.
Enter phrases such as “online dating”, “meet someone new”, or “online personals”.
The results will show you potential choices for a dating site.
Narrow down your search by considering specialized sites.
For now, check out the following common warning signs: Online Dating Warning Sign #1: Their profile is very well written but their communication skills with you are the pits.
Have you ever run across a profile that is masterfully written, so much so, that even a member of the grammar police would be proud of it? when they communicate with you through IM or text, they use text shorthand, misspell words, improper grammar, etc; and it doesn’t even seem to be the same person. It may be that they were just putting their best foot forward in the written portion of their profile or had it professionally written from a questionnaire they filled out…or they may have copy and pasted it from someone else’s profile and it’s not really theirs.