Online Dating Tips

21 Apr

Sadly, those of you who read this on a regular basis probably don’t need this advice.. but I do often see what people search in google when they find my website, and some of that is disturbing…  So, on the chance that one of those may make their way to this post – I have decided to post some online dating tips.   They are in random order, and I request that my loyal followers comment their own as well!

1)  Pussylicker69  or anything along those lines is NOT a good online dating profile name.

2) You need a photo of yourself..  And not all photos can be you in a hat and/or wearing sunglasses.   We need to see your hair, and most importantly, we need to see your eyes.

3) Don’t solicit for sex.. that’s what Craiglist “Casual Encounters” section is for.  (And don’t use that if you are in a relationship.)

4) A message you write once and then copy and paste to everyone else is NOT okay.   This is called a form letter.

5)  “How are you?”  is not a good first message..  Girls get lots of those.

6) No pictures of your junk, for cryin’ out loud!

7)  Even after much back and forth messaging, it’s still not okay to turn into a pig, unless the girl does first.


That’s all I have for now… add your own!  Let’s make online dating a better place to be looking!

6 Responses to “Online Dating Tips”

  1. Paula April 21, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    Oh, where do I begin? LOL. How about the guy wearing a wedding ring in photos? YES, I realize they’re old photos and he’s divorced now… but why’s he posting old photos? Also, I don’t want to see a photo of his pet only. Wtf? Or of some mountain range. I can google that shit up. I don’t want to see a photo of him from half a mile away on skis. That could be anyone! I don’t want to read how he “hates to write about himself so just call me.” Then don’t join a text-based medium. I don’t want to read some garbage about how his kids come first. Duh. No, I expect you to take me to dinner if your kid’s in the hospital. Sorry. I don’t want to read about how busy busy busy he is. That just makes me think he’s not going to have time for me. Ugh…

    Anyway, I’m on break from dating. And I don’t want to even look at the sites again for a long time if ever. Blech!!


    • kellig April 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      i am totally with you on this one. i realize it is hard dating, but the online thing was a monster turn-off. instead, i am making an effort to go outside my work and house to where other people are, lol, maybe meet a real live person that way. online dating just seems to emphasis all the superficial shit and expose women to a larger tool-pool. just my experience, though.


  2. nicofdarcyshire April 21, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    I’d like to add “don’t call me a bloody hipster” just because of my music and book taste and the fact I’m an ‘artist’…

    I hate the aitch word…


  3. kellig April 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    pussylicker69… lol! that is hilarious. and some scruffy guy, hunched over his computer thought it would bring the chicks in in droves… lol.


  4. B.V. April 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    1) Read someone’s profile before contacting him/her. At the very least, read the introduction and if there’s a section “Message Me If…” (like on okcupid).

    2) Put a little effort in your initial message. Even when I had no interest in going out with a guy, if he gave me or asked for a book recommendation, I replied; if he wrote something about France, I replied; if he wrote a long message, I replied… (My profile emphasized my love of books & Paris).

    My boyfriend’s initial message to me addressed every single one of my “Message Me If…” points (they were suggestions, not requirements). Then he commented on a few other interests I’d written in my profile.

    3) Have more than one picture. We’re not idiots. We know everyone has that one picture in which s/he looks totally hot. But especially if you ever want to meet in person, being able to recognize your date is essential. At least one picture should be normal, no funny faces, no sunglasses/hat, no costume, no poses, etc. Another picture should support your interests in your profile. One of mine is dressed up for the HP midnight showing; one of my boyfriend’s is working at Habitat. Finally, and maybe this is just the former yearbook editor in me, but one picture should be a candid. Good candids are always better than good posed pictures.

    4) Don’t comment on a girl’s looks in your first message. Yes, I have replied to messages that do this, but only when the compliment is one of many observations. And don’t be overly self-depreciating!

    Good: “Wow, you love to read! blah blah I’ve never been to Paris, but you make me want to take a trip there. blah blah How is a cute/pretty/beautiful/gorgeous girl like you single? blah blah You probably hear from tons of guys, so I understand if you don’t reply, but I’d love to hear back from you.”

    Bad: “Wow, you’re really cute/pretty/beautiful/gorgeous! Good-looking girls never write back to me, though, but I thought it was worth the try.”

    I’m going to stop here. I could write an entire book at this point based on my experiences on okcupid. I’ve started an OKC series on my blog, and my boyfriend is writing some guest posts on the subject as well. I think people don’t realize that yes, some effort is required, but it’s really not *that* hard.


  5. peipie April 23, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    Reblogged this on peipie.


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