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Online dating advice: avoid these dates

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Men and women with crappy user names   

Lame user names almost guarantee online dating rejection. Some examples of bad online dating names used by men that are crimson flags of their douchey personalities:

"elsexidude":  scrambling a bunch of words together does not bode well.  Especially when those words are 'El Sexy Dude'.

"Good_Bedfellow":  people who define themselves by their bedroom performance may not be the best choice for a loving relationship.             

Women are also guilty of using horrible dating user names:

"marriage material" : It is one thing to be ready to settle down, but it's another to scare every single man away from further reading your dating profile because of the title. 

"Belieber21": a girl who drags her obsession over another man (Justin Bieber) into the dating scene might be too distracted to develop the hots for anyone else.

Over-enthusiastic love note senders  

You may be a great catch and all, but don't be too flattered if your inbox immediately piles up with responses to your online profile -- especially when these prospective daters have nothing more than body type and hair colour to base their interest on.

Developing a solid online dating profile takes time, but it's not unusual to receive love notes from people even when your profile is half-complete, with just a photo and basic information like height and weight. 

These messages are red flags in themselves of people who are either extremely desperate (anyone will do), or looking for a one night stand. Hit the delete button and keep in mind the beauty of online dating: filtering out the wrong people. 

People who only want you for

A ridiculously attractive woman responds to your profile. You excitedly read hers, and discover that she is the girl of your dreams. The two of you seem to have everything in common ... except nationality. It turns out she lives in Venezuela. 

This category of online dater takes the claim of a 'travel lover' to a whole new level. Who hasn't dreamed of an exotic cross-border romance? But an online dater needs to remove the rose-coloured glasses before falling hard for a gorgeous mate across the ocean. The minute your foreign lover starts asking for several grand to help pay for a plane ticket to your country, run away: it's a screaming red flag. Either this person just wants to scam you out of your money, or is in such a bad situation that love is just a front to finding a new life in a new country. Pass on this type of lover. 


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