10 ways to avoid falling victim to online dating predators . The Independent

Things I Wish I'd Known About Online Dating

You can display your hobbies, interests, pastimes, friends, or family if you want to. Are they showing off that they can rock a keg stand or that they traveled to Fiji and swam with stingrays? How someone initiates a conversation with you will say a lot about how they view you as a person and how they might treat you as a partner. Did they comment on your body in a sexual manner or did they ask you what breed your cute dog is in your picture? You may get your fair share of cheesy pick-up lines, some can be endearing and charming while others can be crude and demeaning. Humor can be a wonderful icebreaker, but also remember you are worth more than a lame pick up line. Someone who truly wants to get to know you will take the time to do so.

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The tangled web of online dating . Sonia Sodha . Opinion . The Guardian

MGTOW- The Los Angeles Dating Apocalypse: Why Dudes Are in for a Rude Awakening

The traditional methods of dating and courtship are out; endlessly jumping from fling to fling is in. And women, despite the supposed benefits of sexual liberation, are coming out losers in this hurried new sexual landscape — used, then discarded in a pile of dick pics. In that town over there, or in that state on the other side of the country, things might be very, very different, and it would be a mistake to extrapolate from our little slice of the world. Wandering about and talking to people is important — is, in fact, a cornerstone of journalism — but there are inherent limitations to it. Where are the men and women who find lifetime partners from these apps? Where are the many, many millennials who get married in their early or mids? If dating culture were in fact imploding into a sticky morass of one-night-stands in any meaningful way, it would likely show up in this sort of data.

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7 Unromantic Facts About Online Dating . HuffPost

Presentation and Perception on Online Dating Sites

Artemio Ramirez, Erin M. Despite the popularity of online dating sites, little is known about what occurs when online dating partners choose to communicate offline. Drawing upon the modality switching perspective, the present study assessed a national sample of online daters to determine whether face-to-face FtF relational outcomes could be predicted by the amount of online communication prior to the initial FtF meeting. Results were consistent with the hypothesized curvilinear relationship between the amount of online communication and perceptions of relational messages intimacy, composure, informality, social orientation , forecasts of the future of the relationship, and information seeking behavior when meeting their partner FtF. The results provide support for the modality switching perspective, and offer important insight for online daters.

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