5 Online Dating Red Flags Women Look For

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Women dating online know to avoid men whose profiles have one of these five traits.

Just when you thought you'd all but mastered the complicated art of real world flirting—the Internet comes along and opens its scary and confusing jaws to a whole new checklist of proper etiquette. Savvy online-dating women have learned to filter through the stream of floating heads, "wasssups!" and winks until we find someone worthy of a meet-up. If your newest online crush falls into any of the below, it might be time to throw him back into the online ocean. Online Dating Coaches Help Us Maximize Our Upside

1.) A picture-less profile

 

This is like a red flag on a red stick, waved by chorus of red-painted people. Anyone who doesn't have a picture is either heinous, married or in a committed relationship. Please don't waste your precious minutes finding out which. Sure they may sing a sad tale of recently purchased computers, digital cameras that went for a swim and how they've been "too busy" but c'mon, this is online dating. Your pictures are the stove top in your metaphorical kitchen. The same goes for the guy who has a series of pictures that are out of focus or of objects instead of himself. Sure he might be artsy, but he also might just have a wife. Cheating How-To: Tips From A Mistress

2.) A skeleton-like vital stats department

There's something to be said for being a little mysterious on your "About Me" sections. We aren't huge fans of online daters who overshare. We'd like something witty, pithy and to the point when we're culling potential dates—not the first chapter of a memoir. That being said, it's fishy when guys won't fill in simple stats like "height" or "body type." What are they hiding? Also, beware the guy who is just looking for "friends." This may seem less threatening at first, but these types often bore you with long e-mails about themselves and no mention of meeting up.

3.) Winking but no e-mailing

We basically ignore winks. We view them as double-takes on the street. It's nice to know someone thinks you're cute, but if he doesn't have the balls to string together a message, he's not worth your time. 4 iPhone Apps That Could Save Your Relationship

4.) Long delays when responding to e-mails