Note to self, always get a first name immediately, if you can push the boundaries that little further, get a surname too and then facebook stalk the crap out of them.
I am referring to online dating.
When you set up an online dating profile you answer the questions truthfully because you still want to remain as you but you still want to sound appealing so you may leave a few truths out, like the time when I lost my licence or that I am commitment phobic and terrible with men. Then you upload your pictures. You can upload usually anywhere between 6-10 and you want them to be your best snaps, so you pick the ones where you look super skinny even if they were from last year, the ones where you had an immaculate hair day because you just came from the hairdresser and a few filtered images, well because you just look hot in them.
Reality is you don’t look that skinny in real life, your hair isn’t blown out at the hairdresser every day and in reality you look a tad differed to your filtered pictures where you look flawless. We all do it and if you say you don’t well I really don’t believe you. The initial picture and the ones that follow are the hook for online daters.
I notice with a lot of Men’s profile’s, their pictures are from 5 years ago when clearly they had hair but now they are bald. Or like this one guy who emailed me pictures of when he was a model. Key word here…WAS! Is no longer and I can see why.
Now, the reason I say get a name is because I recently got caught out with a good looking profile picture, it was a definitely hook and I took the bait. The gent in question is only 25, now my search criteria is 28-35 but whoa was he good looking and he is a chef. I can’t cook so I think I may need him in my life. We hit it off, chatting away about his travels overseas and his love for cooking. I talked about work what I do and we talk a lot about the Tennis. He has an unusual name and so my housemate suggested I Facebook stalk him, that finding him should be easy. I am still wary after my last online dating experience where the police got involved so I figured no harm in it, he has probably looked me to see if I am real and I want to make sure he is not a crazy lunatic.
Well, did I get a shock. The guy actually looks nothing like his Facebook photos which are unfiltered and very real. I guess if you took away the 5 filters from his dating page snap shot he might look somewhat similar to the realistic ones on Facebook. On his dating site picture he has short hair in a kind of quiff, very sexy however his Facebook pictures show him only 2 days ago with long straggly hair. His pot belly does not show in his dating profile either but it certainly does on Facebook and yeah he may be missing a tooth a two, the rest are all stained and yellow….yummy!
Now, I am all for picking good pictures but when they still resemble you. Yes I have 5 of my best pictures on my site but they were all taken within the last 6 months and I look the exact same then as I do now, provided my hair might be an inch longer.
The guy keeps emailing me and I don’t want to be a bitch and ignore him but I also can’t come out and say, so hey, I stalked your Facebook account, noticed you have long hair, you’re not really into fitness like you said you were and you have a few pearlers missing.
Yeah I get along with the guy but there is no sexual attraction whatsoever. From now on, anyone that talks to me, I am stalking you on Facebook first.