The 5 Guys You’ll Meet While Online Dating


Lovestruck man online datingBy Top10BestDatingSites Staff

Let’s set the scene. You’re browsing through the latest selection of profiles suggested to you by your dating website of choice. You quickly dismiss a couple of definite no’s, you save to favourites one or two possible matches who you might take a closer look at later, and then suddenly you pause with your finger over the mouse button.

Your breath catches in your throat as you quickly scan the profile info of the best looking guy you’ve seen in ages. His interests complement yours, he lives a mere half hour away from you, he’s quoting your favourite TV show in his opening introduction about himself, and he’s online right now! You can’t believe your luck, as you click on the live chat button, and wonder how he can look so good for his age. “Video chat?” you ask flirtatiously, shocked at your own confidence.

As the screen blinks to life, you find yourself blinking too. Hang on a minute. Where’s the full head of hair you lusted over on this balding guy? Where’s the broad toned shoulders and youthful grin you spotted in the photos on this middle aged guy with a paunch? Don’t despair fellow dater. You can tick this oft-spotted character off your bingo card. You’ve just met Misleading Guy.

Although he isn’t exactly a catch, at least this dating experience is over before it gets up and running. The same can’t be said for Discreet Guy. While your emails back and forth are full of witty banter, your live messaging is sparkling, and you gaze into each other’s eyes by video chat until the wee hours of the morning, something isn’t quite right. You’ve been chatting and getting to know each other for weeks, and he won’t commit to an offline meet. Work’s really busy, he isn’t feeling so well, he’s full of ready excuses for keeping things online. Make a date, or move on, this guy isn’t ready to commit, and you’re wasting your time.

One fella who won’t be shy about telling you what he wants is Delusional Guy. His profile is full of what he’s looking for in a date. He wants it all, the instant physical attraction, the great sense of humour, a high income and a lack of baggage. He’ll be looking for everything a date could offer and more, and you’re quick to try and prove you can meet his high expectations. Only suddenly you realise

he’s not really providing much in return. Steer clear! Don’t let someone make you feel not good enough, especially when they aren’t that much of a catch themselves. Give him a wide berth, he’ll soon realise he needs to lower his expectations, or work a little harder to meet that raised bar himself.

Sometimes all the stars align, and you meet a great guy. You flirt and chat online, and things quickly move to an initial meeting. You go for dinner, or drinks, see a movie or simply grab a coffee. It couldn’t be simpler. The conversation is great, and what follows is even better! He has your number, and you wait patiently for a call. Then you wait a little less patiently. You send him a message online, then another. What happened? What did you do wrong? The likely answer is nothing. We’ve all been there; charmed, entranced, only to realise- we’ve just spent an evening with One Night Guy.

With all these stumbling blocks, why even bother with online dating at all? It sounds like it’s more trouble than it’s worth, with so many ‘types’ to avoid and potholes to unknowingly fall into. And sometimes it can feel that way. Until. One day, you answer a message, or reach out yourself to a new user. He makes you laugh, you feel your heart flutter as you look over his photos, and even more so when his video image or real life self matches the stills. You can’t believe you lived a mere few miles apart your whole life and would never have known the other existed. Within weeks you are inseparable, within months you can’t imagine your life without one another. The days when you wanted to swear off dating for life seem like a distant memory, now you’ve found him. That’s right-congratulations! You’ve met your Perfect Guy.

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