“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.
Sure, he’s an online boyfriend who lives halfway across the world – but he’s the best guy who’s ever come into your life. According to a 2013 study by the market research firm IBISWorld, nearly 35% of married couples met online.
The skilled “player” uses very subtle flirtations – first dipping his toes into your pool and checking to see if the water is warm.
In one case I slept with a girl and even hung out with her a few times before I decided I didn’t want to continue seeing her. Within a few weeks I got a text: “Headed to pacific beach, Wanna join? The next day, I got this: “I’m in your neck of the woods .” Again, I read and acknowledged it (with a heavy dose of apathy), but did not respond.However, I found when I introduced myself to a girl online, and they got to know my personality first, the first date would go smoothly.Unfortunately, through a combination of hormones and immaturity, I learned to perfect this system into one where I could convince nearly any girl at all – from the shy bookworm to the bubbly cheerleader – to become fascinated enough with my persona that they would go on a date with me Now, over twenty years later, I’m going to spill the beans on the tried and true tricks that guys still use online today.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.If nothing else, this blog is an outlet for voicing my astonishment at the typical female's ignorance of the male mindset.