Personality types vary among singles looking for a date on online dating websites. Dating is complicated whether face-to-face or through online dating websites. In online dating you are getting to know someone through their written word, perhaps photos, and how they present themselves as an online persona. Which online personalities are the ones singles looking for a date in an online dating site will turn away from? One article published by CNN Tech on August 24th, 2011, discusses how netiquette, and personality type, factor into your chances of success in online dating.
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Personality types discussed were interesting in that they also exist in the face-to-face dating circumstances. In an online dating setting, the chances of getting rejected are more likely in that you do not have facial cues to account for sarcasm, humor, or the slightest changes in body language. Personality types, or dating approaches they discussed included the following:
The Generalizer: This person has the same ‘cut/paste’ version of an introduction for each personals match they contact. The message you receive from them could be for anyone. They could increase their chances of receiving a positive response by personalizing their messages. Keeping a message short and sweet, yet personal, would show you made the effort to connect at the individual level; it shows a match somehow they caught your eye.
The Creeper: This person makes himself is too forward in their dating approach. They include too much information (TMI) in their post to a personals ad love match. For instance, they might detail physical contact they are looking for. Some sites cater to this type of single person, but most online dating sites frown on this approach to meeting other singles. If you only seek physical contact, browse through personals on an online dating website that meets your needs. You will find you will get different response when you are trying to connect with other singles that specifically share your interests.
The Gusher: This person goes out of their way to over compliment someone they see in an online dating site. Every other word is an adjective describing the person’s physical appearance instead of being genuine by appealing to a match on an intellectual level. Physical attraction is important, but the basis of a lasting healthy relationship is friendship. Instead, connect on a more honest level – find common interests to make a connection!
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Other personalities discussed in the CNN Tech article included: The Autobiographer, The Wordless Wonder, The Eccentric, and The Robot. In your online dating experiences, how have you approached potential love matches you find as a single looking for a date on an online dating site? Were you specific when you mentioned what you want in a dating relationship, yet tactful? Were you playing games or honest in your approach? How can you increase your chances as a single in the online dating game? Have thoughts on this article you’d like to share? Leave a comment below or connect via Twitter or Facebook!