Online dating is a minefield! Even for the most optimistic of daters, logging on to find love can often be more of a bad experience than a pleasure. Here are 7 worst types of guys you’ll meet online.

1. The Houdini

Intense emails, life stories and declarations of ‘connections’ and ‘amazing similarities’. The Houdini ‘feels like he’s known you for years’ … But after four months of messaging, he logs off and never contacts you again.

2. The addict

He has recently divorced or eternally single – and like a kid in a candy store. The addict is online so much you think that there must be a fault in his profile settings.

3. The profile-liar guy

This includes height, occupation, and general appearance. The good news is that the liar has no intention of meeting up with anyone, anyway, so you’ll avoid the disappointment.

4. The fast-mover guy

A couple of emails aren’t relationships. But he already calls you “baby” and talks about moving to your area, because “nothing’s keeping his there anyway”. Please, just… stop.

5. The long distancer

‘Wow, you look amazing, we have so much in common – I’d love to chat! – I live in Inverness but come down to London at least once a year!’ Next.

6. The reluctant romancer

Aka the miserable bastard. The reluctant romancer reminds you in his opening paragraph how much he hates online dating, never does this sort of thing, and can’t believe a good-looking girl like you has to resort to it too.

7. The doting father/uncle/godfather

Whilst it’s not bad when a man likes his own offspring, there is a time and a place for discussion on the subject – and an online dating site is neither of them.


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