Follow this expert advice and learn to ward off the nasty toads and find your online frog prince.
Once you find the right frog to kiss, he just might turn into the handsome prince from fairytales. On the other hand, a toad is always a toad, and they carry many warts with them.
Thousands of people join online dating sites daily, and at least half of them are new toads. That's why the trick is sorting out the toads from the frogs as fast as you can.
Watching for these warning signs while searching for your online prince:
1. Lurking on your profile.
The first way you can tell a toad from a frog is that toads are known for lurking. If some guy keeps looking at your online dating profile, but he never tries to communicate with you, most likely he's a toad. The frogs will either contact you or move on; they won't keep hanging around to the extent that you feel like you've got a stalker.
Another toad tactic is self-contradiction. Take a look at the guy's profile and look for things that don't add up. If he claims that he's a fun-loving guy but other things (like his private messages to you) show that he's got some latent hostility going on, he's probably a toad. A princely frog will match their words and intentions.
3. No respect for your boundaries.
So, if you come in contact with some guy that wants to move from the phone directly to in-person despite the fact that you're not comfortable with that, you've found yourself a toad. A frog will care about your comfort and will let you set the pace.
4. The "copy and paste" mentality.
A toad will ask you out in the very first email he sends to you. Toads write just one email and do a cut and paste to all the women he finds interesting that day. They don't care about getting to know you. Frogs will at least ask you a question about yourself to get the conversation started.
5. Jumping right into bed.
Toads get sexual almost immediately. If he starts out by asking you what you like sexually, take off. He doesn't belong on a respectable dating website. A frog will work into that subject in a much more appropriate time frame.
It's not possible to completely repel all the warts, but you can certainly keep a lot of them away. You may still end up having to kiss your share toads before finding the frog that will become your prince. But, keep in mind that part of the fun of dating online is driving away the toads.
If you have the right kind of online dating profile, the frogs will find you easily enough. In addition, remember that you'll need to pay close attention to detail and use your intuition if you want to land your prince.