Well, my edits are back, which means it’s time for me to get serious about writing again so dating is largely going into hibernation for a bit. Before I switch focus for a while, I did want to share a little, tiny bit more about my adventures. First, even though I'm making fun of the forum, I want to say that I do very much enjoy online dating. It is a culture of it's own and as such has some pretty unique characteristics. Because of that... I have come up with some personal online dating rules based on my observations. I’m not saying they’re good for everyone so, take ‘em or leave ‘em as you please, but, without further ado... here they are:
If your picture is from 2000 or before … you’re a liar or delusional about how much time changes your face.
If you post no picture you’re either married, or married or probably married… or else you’re stuck in the 1900s and don’t know how to upload pictures and whilst I enjoy me some music from that century, I ain’t gonna date you if you’re still living back there.
If your picture is of a famous personality… who are you trying to fool? Likewise, if all your pictures are memes or nature… what are you hiding?
Duck lips on girls… bad enough! If you’re a grown man and post duck lips… go away!!! (Sadly, I’ve seen far too many!)
If your first picture is of you and an attractive woman… why? I don’t care if it’s your daughter, mom, aunt, ex and you looked really good in the picture, no… just no!
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If you say you’re athletic but can’t tell me what a rep or plank is… again no! However, if you say you’re athletic and post a picture of your guns or standing at the finish line of a race to prove it, ohhhh yeah!
If you say you’re Christian and I ask you about your faith and you have none… just change the status, it’s a conscious choice to click it.
If you say you’re a hunter but have no victory pictures, are you?… really? Cause a hunter would show what he harvested! However, if you’re a hunter and want to bring some bear meat to our first date, that would be so much better than flowers, just putting it out there!
If you’re a sports fan of any kind and are devoted enough to advertise it in your profile… there are women out there for you, I am not her. No, I will not even watch “just one game” for you, but I assure you there are millions of women who will… move on to them.
If you like getting lost in the mountains, hiking, bonfires, mudding, shooting, anything like that, I’m down!... But not for a first date yo! Strangers… in the woods… that’s a Criminal Minds episode right there and Derek might not know where to find me!!!
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Anyway, it’s been fun, I’ll still gather data but, the words... they call me!! I must go to them!