Online dating can be a great way to meet and date new people, particularly if you find it hard offline or just don’t have the time or circumstances for that to be possible. However, there are people out there who are not as genuine or honest as perhaps you are and in the following article we will look at some of the red flags you should be aware of when it comes to online dating.
If a person you are interested in does not have any pictures on their dating profile or does not want to share any with you without good reason, you should be very cautious. While they might just be shy, the fact they don’t want you to know what they really look like might suggest they are hiding something.
Vague About Their Availability
Obviously the idea of online dating is to start talking to someone and eventually meet them offline. If you are in contact with someone who seems to be doing all they can to avoid that first meet-up, it is most likely that they are hiding something. It could mean that they are married and just playing a game or even worse.
They Ask Personal Questions Too Soon
When you start chatting to someone online, the purpose is to get to know each other’s likes and dislikes and see if you want to take anything further. While it is fine for them to ask basic questions about your life and interests, you should be concerned if they start trying to dig too deep too soon.
They’ve Recently Come out Of a Relationship
If someone says they have just recently come out of a long term relationship, you need to exercise some caution. While it is not necessarily a bad thing that they want to get back into dating so soon after the end of a relationship, it could be a sign that they are not looking for anything too serious and just casual sex.
Endless Texts and Emails
While it can be nice and reassuring to receive texts or emails from someone you have met online, if the texts or emails do not lead anywhere, it could be a bad sign. Much like the dater who keeps putting off meet-ups and physical dates; it could mean that they are already married or in a relationship and just playing a game.
Hopefully, the potential red flags listed above will not put you off pursuing online dating, but will help you avoid making mistakes and getting hurt.