We’ve all heard the stories about how people have misrepresented themselves on dating websites by posting out-of-date photos that don’t reflect what the person looks like anymore, or by fudging on age or other factors.
It is absolutely true that when online dating sites first started they were populated largely by perverts, sexual predators, weirdoes, social misfits and emotional wrecks. But, that is no longer true.
Some men and women get so intimidated reading other people’s profiles that they can’t even make theirs live because fear is causing them to feel like they don’t live up to the rest of the online dating pool.
Twenty years ago, the concept of online dating was a brand new idea. During the early years of its inception, the majority of Internet users would hesitate to plunge into the online dating pool due to fear, uncertainty, and social stigma. But, internet dating has come a long way two decades after. Today, due to the large use of social networks like Facebook and online dating sites such as Match.com, the stigma associated with online dating has nearly died down. More people are now more accepting of modern-age dating and more are completely prepared to dive into the pool of online dating despite its unpredictability. Joining an online dating site, without a doubt, has truly become a trend.
Between an online dating profile that says, “Angelina Jolie look-alike” and “Curvy but fit, luscious-lipped fitness instructor…” which do you think will get online male daters’ attention? Many may think that the Angelina Jolie hard sell of charms will do it. It does for those who want straightforward aggressiveness. Conversely, it is the soft sell of the confidence that is reflected in the way the adjectives were used in the second one that attracts those who prefer subtlety.