In a chat room or in IM, a guy can think for several minutes before typing a reply. He can look up romantic lines from a movie, or very obscure, romantic poems to quote from.
In my college days, many moons ago, I perfected the art of meeting girls online.Of course, back then, “online” consisted of IRC chat rooms on the IBM Mainframe that connected together the University systems across the state, as well as the online email and electronic bulletin board system that all of the college students used to stay connected to one another. I was painfully shy when meeting new people – bordering on some kind of clinical social anxiety disorder, I’m sure.However, with that increased trust in the online social experience to find a future partner comes an increased risk that you’ll come across a shady character who is not exactly what he makes himself out to be.Here are a few helpful tips – from an “insider” male perspective – of 5 red flags you should keep an eye out for to spot a guy who’s trying to pull a fast one on you.Hot to spot him: Every joke he makes is really funny. In 2012, the Huffington Post reported on a survey conducted by the makers of a mobile pet app, who found that certain breeds of dogs attract the opposite gender more than others. Walk a puppy across a college campus, and you’ll see what I mean. Well, any guy who can express his love for a puppy or a child becomes insanely attractive to most women (especially women dreaming about starting a family).
He never misses an opportunity to show off his wit, but his responses are rarely quick. John Grogan, the author of “…it’s all about the dog – and what that tells women: A man who can love, and be loved by, a dog is a man they can trust, a man with good odds of being decent and sincere and in touch with the soft center beneath the hardened shell.”Every male player knows that the only way to grow the tree of desire in your heart is to plant a seed and water it often.How this plays out online takes time and dedication.He’ll text you first thing in the morning so that he’s the first thing you think about.The online dating profile is the place to sell yourself, so if he has nothing impressive to say there, better bring your uppers to the first date! Listen, buddy, no one likes someone who's high-maintenance and high-drama and a cheater and a liar.The "average guy" will kill any attempts at a getting-to-know-you conversation dead in its tracks. If he can't keep his past relationship grievances to himself (and/or his therapist) while trying to paint himself as datable, you can expect your honeymoon period to last halfway through the main course, if that.Tips for spotting a bad date online before you agree to meet him in person. This is the sign of a man who has had little interaction with real, in-the-flesh women, and it should probably stay that way.7. You haven't even been out with him yet and he's already given you a rundown of all of the music, food, movies, and types of women he hates?