“I should’ve taken that as a sign, but I figured it was Friday night, so I shouldn’t judge.
When we met up in person, he was a [jerk] and kept asking me if I ‘liked to party.’” So a good rule of thumb is: if your date is drunk the first time you talk to him on the phone, end it there.
If that didn’t turn her off, then the subsequent emails from the same men asking why she was an ageist definitely did.
It’s okay to state some basic requirements, such as whether you’re willing to date someone who smokes or who has children.
If a guy’s profile is full of shots of him in sunglasses, dressed up for Halloween, or in miniature in front of the Great Wall of China, it’s hard not to suspect that he’s hiding something.
When we meet a potential love interest in person, we’re taught to look for certain red flags—like being rude to the waiter, calling incessantly or not at all, or claiming that his favorite book is The Da Vinci Code.
When we’re choosing potential dates online, though, we sometimes have little more than a picture and a paragraph to go on.
He might just be nervous, but he could also be someone other than who he says he is.
I exchanged phone numbers with a guy, and when he called me to set up a date, he was drunk,” says Lindsay.