Red flags online dating profiles

Most people do their best to describe themselves relatively accurately.

thus turning her mostly average world into a veritable media circus.

She said she was even offered a reality TV show, but settled for a book deal, and we're so lucky she did: Popular is a hilarious collection of her craziest online dating anecdotes and time-tested wisdom. Despite her "popularity," Urasek feels just like any other online dater, and has had more than her fair share of awful experiences. Talking about an ex on a first date (or, you know, ever) is possibly the most obvious red flag ever.

One of the ways to test a man to see if he’s a good guy is to see whether he respects your need for boundaries and privacy.

If the situation seems forced and makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts.

A man who is truly interested in connecting will respect you when you say "no".

If you use dating apps and haven't come across a total creep, consider yourself lucky — you're an anomaly.

Reading Urasek's spot-on description of the supposedly "adult men" in places like NYC and LA was very validating — I've met men online of all ages, and they *always* seem to have an issue with commitment.

Peter Pan Syndrome is exactly what it sounds like: A manchild who refuses to grow the hell up.

If your date is a jerk to strangers, even if he or she is perfectly polite to you, that's a huge red flag, and speaks volumes about their true character.

This one is tricky, because it's not as if you're going to introduce someone to your BFFs on the first date.

With online dating becoming more and more popular, it’s important to learn how to decipher between the person who you might want to meet up with in “real life” and the person who’s not for you or even the catfish or creepers.

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