It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating services.
To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.
It made me SO uncomfortable that guys so much older than me, older than most of my siblings (all of which are 8 years plus older than me), were sending me messages telling me that I was “hot”.
I am getting terribly uncomfortable just thinking about it.
Also, some of the messages I got were from a few guys that ranged from early 40’s to late 40’s and I was maybe 19 at the time.
That was one of the main reasons I called it quits.
RD: Did you get ANY messages from guys that seemed nice at all? AW: No, but the creepy messages most likely ruined it for any decent guys that might be around.
Wait too long, and the woman may have already moved on…show your hand too quickly, and well, that leaves her holding all the cards.Take for example my latest correspondence with a TTG ( Things start smoothly, and I’m feeling that I could score a Win.TTG was giving a few ‘textbook’ online flirting signals: from smiley-face emoji, to longer response, and suggesting I call her by her name. In my experience, cosmopolitan women respond well to subtle status cues.That was mostly because I transferred schools, but because we became friends first, we had a connection that drew us back together for a chance at something more.What we found out was that we had much, much more than friendship in store for us.A holistic health enthusiast at heart, one time she drank only water for 21 days, just to see if she could. Today, Erika continues to provide that same level of dedication to all her members here at PDA.