If your date instructs you never to call on evenings and weekends or will call you only from a restricted number, there’s a good chance that she’s trying to keep you a secret.
If that didn’t turn her off, then the subsequent emails from the same men asking why she was an ageist definitely did.
It’s okay to state some basic requirements, such as whether you’re willing to date someone who smokes or who has children.
“I should’ve taken that as a sign, but I figured it was Friday night, so I shouldn’t judge.
When we met up in person, he was a [jerk] and kept asking me if I ‘liked to party.’” So a good rule of thumb is: if your date is drunk the first time you talk to him on the phone, end it there.
He might just be nervous, but he could also be someone other than who he says he is.
I exchanged phone numbers with a guy, and when he called me to set up a date, he was drunk,” says Lindsay.
Some practiced daters have a standard letter they send to every single person they find even mildly attractive.
Someone who truly wants to get to know you will take the time to write a personalized message responding to specific items in your profile, not send a generic cut-and-paste letter saying, “Hey girl, I saw your profile and was intrigued …” Think about the hundreds of other people who’ve gotten the same letter, and decide whether you’re willing to accept only the barest minimum of effort.
While the guys in question may differ, their terrible dating behavior is anything but original.
We're not precisely sure what psychology lies behind this crackpot move, but loads of women have reported the phenomenon.
What’s not okay is to expect potential suitors to conform to a long list of demands.