Whatever your hangups about dating apps and sites, I want to help you navigate the world of online dating without fear for your safety.
via GIPHY It’s crazy: more than half of online daters have seen dating profiles where they think the person lied about one thing or another. Sometimes they’re too insecure to date as themselves and so they pretend to be someone else.
You Google him and he turns out to be legit…so you start clicking on links and social profiles.
In 10 minutes, you know far more about this guy than he’s actually told you. If he’s genuinely interested in you (and not just looking for a hookup), he’ll be patient and agree to wait to meet.
A phone conversation allows you to dive deeper into those getting-to-know-you questions and lets you see what kind of chemistry you have in conversation.
And I guess if he sounds like a complete weirdo…you can then block him and not worry about it. And if he tries to bully you into doing it, realize that this guy does have good intentions! The jury’s still out, but if you take precautions like telling a friend where you’re meeting this guy, you pretty much eliminate most of the risk.
Another of my female coaching clients moved from the dating app to a phone call, and the man sounded like he’d drunk 10 cups of coffee (or was on speed). Let one or more friends know where you’ll be, and at what time.
Here’s a tricky little tool to see if you can find more photos of this guy to make sure he is who he says he is.
Right click his photo on a dating site or screenshot it.