Reasons why you should avoid online dating

How dangerous is online dating? Countless people have shared horrific experiences about what they thought was meeting a compatible date online, and the risks involved.


But it’s not always gloom. There are those who hit it off very well with potential online dates, and we are happy for them.
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Here are other reasons why it is dangerous to do online dating. Read through and decide if it’s for you:


It is easier for people to hing their real identity online because you never know them. One can pretend to be what they are not in terms of their gender and their physical appearance. They can send you photos which are not theirs. This can be a great disappointment when you know the truth especially if you had fallen for them.

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Hidden characters and behaviors

People tend to bring out their best behaviour online. At times they can send you googled messages that drive you crazy yet they are playing with your mind. One can be of best behavior to win your heart, then later reveal their dark past when you are hooked.


You have to learn that not everyone has good intentions with you. They may be psychopaths looking for victims to kill. You should avoid exchanging your photos and details with strangers because they may use them against you.

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Mutual connection

When you are in a relationship, the connection should be mutual. This helps in strengthening your bond and building your relationship. This happens when you spend most of your time together and get to know each other more.


When you are in a relationship with a person you have never met, the expectations of the person are ever high. You always expect them to be better or just as you see them online. When you meet and find the comparison differs then rejection comes in. You either reject them or you get rejected.

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You are likely going to be heartbroken when the person changes their character and behavior. People get tired of pretending and pleasing you as they were doing online and reveal their shocking true colors,

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Here is what you should NOT put on your online dating profile


The internet has come together to discuss the ultimate online dating profile turn-offs. Apparently there is a long list of things that you should never do when writing your bio.

From using too many emojis to saying you hate ‘fake people’, there’s a huge list of things that romantic hopefuls should never, ever do when crafting their bios.

This was the topic of discussion in an eye-opening Reddit thread called ‘Singles who use dating sites: What information about a person makes you leave/ignore their profile immediately?’.

So here is a list of six things you need to watch out for:

1. Reddit user Remmbro said an ‘excessive use of emojis’ was a real turn-off.

2. For Llama it was ‘men holding fish’. She wrote: ‘Because I don’t get it and feel like I’m on the outside of the world’s biggest inside

3. Many Redditors agreed that saying you ‘hate fake people’ immediately sends out warning signals.

‘”I hate fake people” is usually said by the fakest person ever’, wrote LRedditor15.

And Avecousansvous created a list of things people should never write, which included: ‘I hate fake people’, ‘Just ask’, ‘420’, ‘I’m a country girl, I like fishing and mudding’, ‘I don’t like drama and ‘HMU’, the latter standing for hit me up.

4. For another Reddit user, a mention of a child was the ultimate no-no.

They wrote: ‘At my age (22) I leave your profile immediate if you have a kid, regardless of how attractive you are otherwise.’

Another user agreed, adding: ‘Same here. It’s not that I don’t like kids. It’s not that I’m opposed to having kids.

‘I’m not even insistent on raising kids that are biological mine – I would be okay with adopting. I just don’t want children for years yet.

5. DDfnord wrote: ‘Any show of anger or flippant disregard. You have 400 characters to summarize yourself and attract people, maybe don’t have a tantrum.’

And Ajw7373 added: ‘Anyone who says something along the line of, “I’m sick of drama, so please don’t contact me if you’re into that kind of thing.”

‘A person that frequently attracts drama is the type that’s also likely to cause it.’

6. Other huge turn-offs for Reddit users were ‘baby pictures of themselves – why would I care what you looked like as a baby? I don’t even know you’ and ‘when a majority of their pictures are of them with alcohol or of alcohol’.