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CleoKnowsParticipantApril 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm #28508
I recently met a man who seems like a decent match. He has 3 adult children and a few grand kids that are the same age as mine. He’s retired and likes to restore old cars with his friends which is fine. The only thing I doubt is his literacy levels. He types a bit bizarre and we’ve spoken on the phone twice and he seems a bit out of tune.
Is it too judgmental to assume he isn’t smart enough? I don’t want to meet him for a date if I can’t hold an educated conversation with him.. Thank you.
GeorgeLucasParticipantApril 15, 2013 at 11:28 am #28734
Try going somewhere he’s a little familiar with. Sounds like he might be nervous. You can only see how it goes if you try it out. Don’t jump the gun, just be in a safe place and go somewhere with less pressure.
fancypantsParticipantApril 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm #28951
I agree, he might be nervous. Ask him for recommendations of places and he may feel more relieved if it’s a place he’s comfortable with, like George said.
lookingaroundParticipantApril 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm #29041
I don’t think it’s very fair to jump to too many conclusions. We expect people to put everything on their profiles and we assume we already “know” them before we meet them. Therefore giving us high hopes for a first date. go in without too many expectations and enjoy the time. He may have a few tricks up his sleeve you might’ve never thought…
KentRParticipantMay 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm #30479
I agree with the last comment. Don’t go in jumping to conclusions. that’s the whole reason we go out on dates, it’s to filter people out and see if they’re a compatible match 🙂
NancyboyParticipantJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm #70529
I’m with you on feeling uncomfortable that he might have a low literacy level, but all the responses I think were right–don’t jump to conclusions until you have a chance to talk with him in person. He might pleasantly surprise you.
Confounded478ParticipantSeptember 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm #86180
Try a phone conversation first; it will give you a good idea of his intelligence and comfort level in talking on different topics. Good luck.
vegasblasterParticipantOctober 4, 2015 at 5:26 am #86451
I agree, trytalking on the phone first to see if there’s a connection. Don’t rely on texting.
zuzubotsParticipantApril 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm #133604
Go with your gut feeling. Most oft times a woman’s gut feeling is the best indicator.
VicarstarParticipantApril 20, 2017 at 12:18 am #133752
Meet anybody offline is better than only message with this person only.
You can see what kind of person is this people.
LizzyBParticipantMay 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm #137799
If you’re 100% sure he’s a decent person, I’d say go on a date. No compromises, just get a coffee as friends, and after that take a decision.
kcluelessParticipantSeptember 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm #148026
everyone needs a chance if you meetup with him and give him that chance your perception of his intellect may change.intelligence has many form book smart is only one.
jane016ParticipantSeptember 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm #148044
I would say if you don’t feel you connect with him then don’t waste your time or his in meeting up, but if you do feel like you connect then give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he is just nervous when speaking to you and maybe in person you will learn more about him and get a better feel for it
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