Tips for Avoiding An Online Dating Disaster (Like Getting Catfished)

February 22, 2013 ‐ By Ashley Page


Online dating has taken the relationship world by storm and nowadays it’s rare that you’ll find someone who hasn’t tried it at least once. With so many social media and online dating websites available today, it’s become commonplace for someone to try e-dating. If you’ve decided to take a shot at online dating, there are definitely some things you’ll want to know so that you can avoid an outright dating disaster. Since online dating can be tricky, here are 14 ways to avoid an online dating disaster.

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  • These all tips are really good to save or life from online dating disaster. Nowadays, many social media and online dating websites available for us. it’s become common for every one to try e-dating. So there is chance to happen online disaster.

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  • NoMN

    OMG…I just can’t with all the freakin pages. MN stop it already. I leave this site then come back just hoping you change this. I’ll check back in a month to see if it changes. Meanwhile I’ll go back to Clutch. No clicking through a hundred pages.

    • notagoodtime

      Clearly you don’t understand that if MN doesn’t get enough clicks the ads won’t get seen enough meaning you will have to pay to use this site so stop complaining or stop coming here.

  • bluekissess

    New site= not doing the click click click.

  • Jaye

    I saw on an episode of Catfish that there’s some kind of search engine that’ll take their picture & see if it shows up anywhere else online… Like a Google search but instead of looking up words it looks up a photo. That’s a good way to tell if it’s fake.

  • sabrina

    If they aren’t willing to Skype, run far, far away! They ain’t bout that real life.

  • Kiss

    I’d rather see a bunch of self pics than pics with him and his friends..I don’t care what THEY look like unless we’re all at the same bar and I get to choose who to talk to first! Pics are for me to get a good idea of what he looks like, not that he has fun at happy hour.

    Also, watch out for overly long initial messages that go on and on about how beautiful you are, ask questions that are answered in your profile, or include phone numbers or email addresses that you didn’t ask for. He’s either sending mass messages, has bad reading comprehension skills, is completely stupid about safeguarding himself, or parched for attention.