’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.
Women are easily scared away online, so you should avoid saying anything remotely controversial or predatory.
Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?
What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women.
Another study, co-authored by famed behavioral economist Dan Ariely, uncovered similar online-dating preferences."Men and women prefer a high-income partners over low-income partners," the authors wrote in the journal Quantitative Marketing and Economics.Though it is one of the fastest-growing ways for singles to meet each other and form lasting relationships, there are definitely those who use the sites for dishonest purposes.With this in mind we’ve compiled this list of nine of the biggest online dating red flags and online dating scams uncovered in recent years.After all, they don't call it a "meet market" for nothing.The dating world is, in fact, its own market, with complex economic judgments taking place all the time. Marina Adshade, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia and author of the book "Dating markets don't have currency, so they depend on other mechanisms to operate, much like a barter system," Adshade said.