What I’ve Learned From Online Dating

<img alt="What I've Learned From Online Dating | A Girl, Obsessed" border="0" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/57bb93e3e6f2e1aba1300a81/t/57c8f9108748e37b2e0d7d69/1472794021309//img.png was once a mostly frowned upon way of meeting the love of your life has recently become a more socially acceptable pursuit (and a rather interesting one at that). I have an ever increasing amount of friends that have met their boyfriends/husbands via dating sites and apps, so I decided earlier this year to give a few of them a try. It's been crazy, hilarious situations left and right, and here's what I've learned.

  • Guys will totally lie about their age
  • They will also lie about their hobbies and interests in order to sound more “desirable”
  • You will hear some incredibly awful pick-up lines
  • You also might meet the random guy or two that will use Taylor Swift lyrics as conversation starters (“Nice to meet you, where you been?”)
  • Some guys can get clingy, fast
  • If a guy tells you he loves you after texting chatting for an hour, it’s best to walk away
  • Just because they’re on ChristianMingle doesn’t mean they’re actually a Christian
  • You will more likely than not meet a guy that seems really great and then find out that he has a girlfriend (thanks to his Instagram account)
  • Some guys (okay, several guys) will post the weirdest photos on their dating profile – be prepared for abs, flexing, costumes, drunken parties, and blank stares directly at the camera
  • Also, apparently guys think if they post a photo of themselves holding a baby or small animal, girls will immediately be into them
  • Oh, and don’t even get me started on the photos of them hanging all over 20 different women
  • Thankfully, some guys won’t waste your time and are straight-forward from the beginning – they’ll let you know they’re horny within the first 2 minutes of you guys talking
  • It’s okay to quit talking to guy if he starts creeping you out – you don’t have to justify why you don’t want to talk to him anymore
  • It can be extremely awkward when someone from high school shows up as a possible match
  • It’s even more awkward when a family member shows up as “highly compatible”
  • Being as shy and introverted as I am, it’s really nice to be able to get to know someone online first rather than meeting randomly on, say, a blind date
  • Still, dating apps and websites can be rather exhausting (or maybe I just have incredibly high standards)
Have you ever tried meeting someone via a dating site? Do you have any interesting stories to share? 😉

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