The girl I thought I was meeting was back in 2009 somewhere. Even the 4/5 year old pictures didn’t do them justice. I’d rather someone reject me for how I looked in person than in a photo.
Of course, like anyone, I try to put good photos of myself on my profile, but I wouldn’t go as far as trying to deceive anyone. If they eventually meet me, they’ll see the real me so it seems pointless. I’d rather someone get to know me before they rejected me.
My friend Marc — a single dad my age — and I like to share dating war stories.
Recently, he giddily kept me posted on the pre-first-date chemistry he shared with a woman he met online. “We talk every night on the phone and it is frightening how much we have in common.
I know exactly what you tell yourself: a) “Those pictures really are me, so it’s not a lie.” b) “Dating profiles are advertising, and advertising always shines the most flattering light on a product.” c) “He just gets to know me and then he’ll fall for the real me — which has nothing to do with how I look.”a), b) and c) — all lies you’re telling yourself, sweetie. Yes, you should depict yourself in the best possible light — but the SEC has laws against misleading advertising for a reason. You’re foxy, and your profile is foxy too.‘Nuff said. ]Now, I get that you’re not feeling good in your body.
Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree.
When I asked him what his degree was he revealed that in reality he had spent six years in community college repeatedly starting, but failing to complete, programs.
But something in the back of my head just wasn’t right about it.
She wasn’t quite what she presented herself to be and although she was nice, I just wasn’t feeling the attraction.