The 5 Pitfalls Of Online Dating

It may seem like dating is a much easier game these days thanks to apps and sites, but don’t be fooled. Unfortunately, there’s still some problems out there that you need to be aware of, whether you’re just signing up or already a pro.


Here are 5 issues that we commonly hear about that’ll put a damper on your quest for love:


1. They look nothing like their photos – Brad Pitt online, Elmer Fudd in real life? We’ve all been there, but don’t be disheartened. If they only have one or two photos, be prepared to go digging into their social profiles to be sure they are who they say they are. Just make sure you don’t accidentally like a post from 5 years ago whilst you’re there.1. They look nothing like their photos – Brad Pitt online, Elmer Fudd in real life? We’ve all been there, but don’t be disheartened. If they only have one or two photos, be prepared to go digging into their social profiles to be sure they are who they say they are. Just make sure you don’t accidentally like a post from 5 years ago whilst you’re there.

2. You share too much info – it’s so easy for us to communicate online, but don’t give everything away all at once. You’ve found someone you love talking to? That’s great but hold a little back and get to know each other at a more natural pace.

3. You wait too long to take the relationship offline – some people spend weeks, even months, emailing or phoning their prospective date without meeting them in the flesh. You should only meet someone when you feel ready, but if you’re not ready after a few months – maybe they’re not for you.

4. Scammers – sadly, the quest for love doesn’t come without its own villains. Catfish and scammers are experts in emotional manipulation, with violence, blackmail, and extortion all regular occurrences. Never share your details with someone you’ve never met and treat any requests for money as a major red flag.

5. Flakiness – with another potential date just a swipe away, don’t be surprised if the person you like seems a little flaky. Don’t devalue your time by waiting around for ‘when they feel ready’ and only invest in those who invest in you!


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