After you decide that you want to try online dating, the first thing you need to do is attempt to weed out the wrong guys. You don't want to waste a lot of time on someone that is not right for you. One of the first things that you must do is: establish what type of man you want to attract. You should make a list of characteristics that are non-negotiable, and stick to that list. With some men, you will know right away, that they are not right for you. You can tell this by their profile pics and how their bio is written.
Here are some things to consider and pay attention to when deciding on if you should even engage with someone, online, from their dating profile:
⦁ Is he nicely groomed with neat clothes?
⦁ Does he have other people in his profile pics?
⦁ Are there any misspelled words or improper grammar used?
When you do decide to take a chance and actually converse with him, you should always be honest, take things slow, and get to know him. This will help to determine if it will be worth your time to go out on a first date with him.
⦁ Check out his social media accounts (Facebook, IG, TikTok, etc). (You can learn a lot about a person that way.)
⦁ Ask questions when you first start communicating with him. Ask about his job, family, hobbies, future plans, philosophy on life, etc. (This will show you where his head's at.)
⦁ Take things slow. Get to know him before being intimate with him.
⦁ Pay attention to the red flags. Some men aren't the type of person that they claim to be.
Some men will lie to you and deceive you, to get what they want. Sometimes, only time will tell what kind of person he really is. That can be the unfortunate part. But, if he initiates and plans dates, and is consistent with contacting you, he is showing you that he is interested in you. My advice is to always protect your heart and do not do anything that you do not want to do. It is ok to keep your guard up, until he shows you and make you feel comfortable enough to let it down.
I know that this blog is written from the prospective of weeding out the wrong guy, but the same applies to weeding out the wrong women. This advice works for any sex and gender. Hope this helps you to think of some things that you did not consider before, and help you to weed out the wrong guys.