By the time Laila came to me she’d had an online profile for only two weeks, and she was already burned out. Her first two encounters almost scared her off. One was with a control freak who berated her for “toying with men’s hearts” because she gently told him he was moving too fast. The second guy never shared anything about himself because he was too busy telling her how awesome and beautiful she was – “I love your pictures” and “You are so sexy.” He came across as way too invested and needy while having little to offer.
I helped her see the warning signs that were in plain sight in those men’s profiles… If you know what to look for, the little (and big) red flags are easy to spot. I told her what I’ll tell you: “Don’t give up on dating sites! Just learn how to interpret what you see. There are some basic ways to screen out the less desirable profiles, and being able to do that is as valuable as writing a kick-ass profile of your own.
Being good at “reading” profiles can save you time, energy, and emotional and financial investment in dead ends. In my next three blogs, I’ll give you the basics on profile interpretation—”about me,” photos, and relationship requirements. And remember, I can help you sort through all this stuff when we meet for your complimentary session!