Dating Sites, Christian Dating Sites and even the famous Tinder all share one thing in common: Characters.
- according to Dating Sites Reviews, there are 91 million people around the world, using dating apps.
- 61 million (2 out of 3 people) of them are men and 64 million (7 in 10) are between 16 and 34 years old…
- ..so just to give you an idea, there are over 7.3 BILLION people in this world which means…
- 1 in 80 people are using dating sites/apps.
That would mean every 8th guy you meet could be one of the 10 Different Digital Male Daters I found most common across different dating platforms. Let’s take a look:
1. Mr Forward
This guy comes across as confident and that intrigues you. There is definitely room for conversation. While Mr. Forward is respected for his honesty, he also knows, no boundaries. Be prepared to feel a little offended at times. .
2. The d*ck
Literally. That’s all you see and I haven’t got more to say about this person, because it’s quite self-explanatory.
3. Mr. Muscle
Muscles for days!
50% of these guys are nice and the other 50% are douche. Normally wearing a “help my sterk lyk hempie” (Afrikaans for: help me look strong shirt). His profile is filled with full length, pose-in-the-mirror, I-did-not-realise-my-phone-took-a-picture-of-myself, bathroom and/or gym shots. How can we forget the side facing and accidentally flexing pose…
4. Shy Guy
Awww. These are the quiet guys. Normally the chatting up the ladies skills are not always up to scratch. Just realize that even though he might not be your type, he said “hello”. The simple “like” of your profile, probably took him a while to physically execute and he probably thinks he would never stand a chance with you, but thought he’d try anyway. Be polite and say hi… it will probably take him a few days finding the courage to reply.
5. The Digital Player
Just like your real life player, this guy has all the ladies falling at his feet – while he runs away with their hearts. This digital player is the same as the real-life player. Be careful. No, you cannot change him. Just no.
6. Drama/Stalker Guy
This guy at least knows how to make conversation, let us give him that.
He could be the overprotective guy – who wants to know your every move. Be prepared for sad stories. Note the difference between he is into you and stalker. Then take things from there (call the police if you have to). You can never be too careful. Try not to be rude, but slowly disappear back into the digital world. If all else fails. Block. Block. Block.
7. Mr. Short Man Syndrome (aka Shorty)
Literally lies about his height. Your height is “his height”.
8. Mr. Charmer
Sweet Cheeks. Baby. Babe. Princess. Sexy Eyes. Good Looking. Cutie. Angel. Angel Face.
He thinks of himself as endearing. From the moment he digitally lays his eyes on you, and just like every other Sweet Cheek he messaged, you are labeled. Do not fall for his sweet nothings.
9. Mr. Bling Bling
Money money mo-ney, MONEY!
He most likely worked abroad and/or has his own big business. Good for him, if it’s all true.
If you think it might be too good to be true, look out for any of the following lines:
I’m car shopping at the moment
He drives around in a not-looked-after, tin-on-wheels because it gets him from A to B., Remember there’s between an old crock and not looking after a car means (showing you don’t look after the little things).
I don’t like to flash my money
Unless he really literally doesn’t have money, a down to earth guy wouldn’t make a statement like that.
I have loads of family riches
If this guy isn’t lying about his wealth be careful either way, bragging probably never got him anywhere, but to his mommy.
10. The Normal Guy
Finally! The Normal Guy. Keep in mind that even though Digital Dating can be filled with weirdo’s, there are also genuine people out there looking for exactly the same thing you are… a normal person. There is no description of what he might look like. He is normally the underdog in the digital dating world, but just like you, he isn’t giving up.
One can’t actually make a final conclusion or even label digital dating as a bad thing. Not convinced, read about online dating success stories here and, here AND THEN read stats here and here. Online dating has simply made it easier to communicate if you shy and to help find individuals who share the same interest(s) as you.
It’s important to remember that other digital daters have probably read, heard and seen it all. They’ve most likely already faced rejection, awkward face-to-face situations and hundreds of lies waaay before they were even aware of your existence. Be honest and careful with what you share online.