Yesterday, I woke up in the late a.m. and looked at my phone. I received a text from my friend. “I’m going to stop meeting guys online. They’re pissing me off.” I asked her what they were doing to piss her off. She then told me about yet another guy who was sending her unsolicited and graphic images.
Not only that, she has told me stories of guys online that she has talked to who just act like jerks. It’s been hard for her to find a guy who is actually interested in dating or a possible relationship. Most of them just want to share dirty photos and videos and then maybe get laid at some point. She’s not about that.
I have done the online dating thing years ago in the early 00’s. I remember getting hit up by lots of idiots with bad opening lines and obvious trying hard to get laid material. I just ignored them most of the time. I did have some luck in meeting a couple of really great guys. Surprisingly, there were actually a decent number of guys who were legit and looking for dating or a relationship. But that was then. Now, things are different with all of these trendy sites and apps that everyone in town is using, and it’s hard for a girl looking for a relationship to find a guy that wants the same thing.
Since it’s been so long since I have been in the online dating scene, I am a little clueless on the subject of how to go about weeding out the guys that just want to hookup. Or is it hopeless?
Ladies, if you have any experience with successfully finding the right type of guy online, share your tips and stories. Guy’s opinions are welcome too.