If I ever met this guy in person, I’d surely ask him for a thumb massage. Am I the only person who actually wants to hear someone’s voice or, worse yet, see them in person after they connect with me online?
If we do actually make it to the first da is a good chance our date will either be on their phone the entire time, show up drunk, stoned or, if we are really “lucky,” un-showered. There is only so much fibbing that can work if you actually intend to meet the person of interest, in person. Limit the air brushing in your picture profile and keep pictures no less than six months old. Be honest about your age (or as close to it as possible). Studies show people aren’t lying about their age because they care, they lie because they will be judged poorly for it.Nowadays, everyone is so busy with work and life in general that it’s hard to find that special someone. I can plop any image into the software and make magic happen.That's why online dating has become such a hugely successful tool for connecting singles with the click of a mouse…or text…or however else e Harmony makes their magic work. I think Photoshop has singlehandedly changed the way people connect online, thanks to its ability to trick you into seeing something that isn’t really true (much like alcohol). Not a problem, just find a photo of the ripped abs I like online, blend here, erase there, and while I’m at it, move my image so that I’m standing in front of that new Tesla. Sadly, my mannerly friends, falsifying how you look for your online profile is never going to work in the long run.Check out Modern Manners Guy's 3 simple rules for making an online love connection.Being a romantic, I’m highly optimistic about love, I believe that people can find love anywhere, at any time, and under any circumstance. My art training taught me a thing or two about Photoshop.Like the over-Photoshopped profile images that make you look like Brad Pitt’s stunt double, or listing your occupation as “high rollin’ baller” (even when you are hardly high rolling and still live with your parents). That's just as bad as trying to airbrush your picture with graphics software. You should not be embarrassed of who you are at all! But lying to get a date is not going to get you a second one.It’s only proper to present the same image online that you can promise in real life.However, a lot of people aren’t using online dating to their best benefit.One of my recent female clients had only two pictures up, and both were professional shots. It suggests that this is the best she could possibly look, and, in fact, she might be much less attractive.When it comes to online dating, oftentimes people exaggerate their lives for effect (just like Walter).For example, writing, “I love working out 6 days a week,” may be true, but "loving to work out" isn't the same as actually working out - especially if you haven’t seen the inside of a gym since 2012.