How this plays out online takes time and dedication.
He’ll text you first thing in the morning so that he’s the first thing you think about.
In my college days, many moons ago, I perfected the art of meeting girls online.
He’ll text you a sweet “good night” message just before you go to sleep – so he’s the last thing you think about. He claims he’s a repelling expert, with hair-raising stories to boot.
He may even be so clever as to learn your work schedule through conversation, and text you the moment you get home. He may even drag you into all-night texting sessions. You mention you’ve taken some photography classes, and he announces he’s an expert photographer with $15,000 worth of camera equipment. Rule of thumb is if he sounds too good to be true – if every one of your interests seem to mesh so perfectly into his – it’s probably not true. Some core interests may align, but not usually all. Yet, I still won’t claim I know everything women want. I am not proud of the games I used to play online in my younger years, just to get a date.
However, with that increased trust in the online social experience to find a future partner comes an increased risk that you’ll come across a shady character who is not exactly what he makes himself out to be.
Here are a few helpful tips – from an “insider” male perspective – of 5 red flags you should keep an eye out for to spot a guy who’s trying to pull a fast one on you.
“Good night, sweet Angel,” he texts you, just before you turn off your phone for the night. This may be due to the fact that so many more people today are using dating sites, social networks and various online forums to meet and interact with new people.