We're all winging it to a certain extent, unsure of what the other sex is looking for, or how to get their attention. Often, when I get together with my single girlfriends the subject of some men's online dating profiles is raised with a collective "what in the world were they thinking??But these gaffes are so obvious that I think it's time someone opens a dialogue and asks the important question: Why? " From time to time I've looked past these profile peculiarities and gone out with some of these men because I sensed they were really nice guys.I’m not the typical “guy” who posts shirtless pictures of himself on dating sites or sends unsolicited pictures of his genitals to random women.But I am a guy who is fond of online dating sites, so I have a few tips that might help you when using them.Bad first dates and unwanted dick pics can and will be averted. (We’re referring to the latter.) Whether you’d like to admit it or not, we all become Shallow Hal when we’re in swipe mode.Even the living Mother Teresas of the world get speedy fingers on dating apps.Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.
One of my all-time favorites though was the man who spent half his profile narrative writing about how he was still deeply in love with his ex-wife, but since she wouldn't take him back, he was forced to find love online (yay us! Some of these profiles represent random oddities, the one-in-a-hundred profile with an eyebrow-raising narrative or a few gasp-worthy photographs.And let's just say that I wasn't surprised when they shared their frustrations with online dating - of rarely receiving emails from women, of their emails often going unanswered.Dear Bumble, In an effort to regulate our online existence and bring it up to code with our actual lives, the dating app Bumble has made some revisions to its photo policies, and it’s so, so good.The new picture guidelines aren’t meant to be the “prude police,” Bumble says, but are implemented because “we’re over online spaces having different rules than other social spaces.The rules that apply in real life interactions will apply to Bumble.” Man, they’re smart cookies up there at Bumble HQ.