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Your profiles match. You like the look of him. You’ve exchanged endless emails and texts. You’re dying to meet the guy you found online.
But keep your excitement in check for now. Be ready to have a good time, but don’t go head over heels too soon. There’s so much you can’t tell until you meet in person.
Here’s why he may not be the man of your dreams.
Profiles can be deceptive. This is the number one issue with online dating.
Too many guys make themselves out to be hunkier than they are by lying or using an old picture – one that puts them in the best possible light.
Maybe you did this too (it’s human nature), but it can lead to disappointment when you see him.
It’s much easier to be witty and amusing via email, when you have time to think about every word. This isn’t so in person.
Some guys are too shy to speak, and some are just plain dull.
They say you can tell a lot about a guy by how he interacts with people in general.
Is he nice to the wait staff and the guy in the ticket office, as well as to you? If not, his charm will wear off after a while with you, too.
“It’s not until you see him that
you know there is chemistry.”
Does he treat you to coffee and drinks, or does he expect you buy your own?
Although no one minds sharing the bill these days, it’s still traditional for guys to pay on a first date.
If you offer to split a big bill and he accepts, that’s fine, but if he begrudges paying even for little things for you, think twice.
To put it bluntly, you can’t tell how often he showers and brushes his teeth from an email!
Of course, you may be able to see his smile in his profile picture, but you won’t be able to see how genuine it is (whether it reaches his eyes when he looks at you) and how often he uses it.
Perhaps he’s moody all the time or his smile is more of a smirk!
It’s not until you see him that you will know whether there is any chemistry between you. It doesn’t have to be love at first sight, but a little spark to get things going goes a long way.
Without the chemistry that shows you click, your relationship is unlikely to be long lived.
Ladies, have you ever assumed you knew who a man was based on his emails? How did things change when you finally met in person?
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