As im sure many of you have at some point engage in online dating whether it’s on dating websites or someone you met on Facebook. Most times these types of relationships don’t work. Simply because these persons may not always be the person you think they are.According to Thong and Walter 2011, many individuals exploit the features on social media to make their best impression to attract attention to themselves. Most of the times, the people who they may seem to be online are not always who they really are.However sometimes they are exactly what they seem to be online as well.Beware, there will be several types of men and women that you may encounter online:
1. The profile pro aka “pretty boy vs The “models”:
This first type is very similar to each other. These are the guys and girls with the model like pictures who tend to have revealing pictures (especially the girls), the thousands of likes and comments on the page and the tons of friends.
If you are wondering about this type, usually they are very attractive so there will be a lot of competition waiting in line for this type of guy or girl.
2. The heart-broken boy vs The heartbroken girl:
This is the type that is just getting over their ex and are usually nice until they realise you are trying to pursue them. Everyone has had some point where they were heart-broken and had tons of trust issues and insecurities about anyone that is pursuing them. You can usually spot this type by the touchy statuses and quotes about being betrayed.
Be careful falling for this type because they aren’t emotionally available for a relationship. Just be their friend and don’t force them into a relationship that they clearly aren’t ready for.
3.The “clingy” guy vs The “clingy” girls:
This type is very nice and friendly, however they get attached really quickly. If they begin having interests for you they usually message you everyday and every hour, comments on all your posts and likes all your pictures. This type is the one that smothers you with attention and gets jealous if you talk to any other guy or girl. Creepy!!
I know I don’t have to warn you about this type, since they are very overwhelming and possessive.
4.The taken guy vs The taken girl:
Well this type is self-explanatory. This guy or girl is taken and can usually be spotted by a relationship status or pictures of themselves and their partners.
Beware of this type as well. You may assume that a “taken” person wont pursue you but some do. Usually they would tell you that they are planning on breaking up with their boyfriend or girlfriend or they are having problems in their relationship. Dont fall for this trap! Do not get involved with anyone who has someone already. A relationship resolves around two people and two people alone! The only third person that should be in a relationship is God the Almighty! Can i get a Amen!
5. The ex boyfriend vs the ex girlfriend.
Usually at some point, you ex comes back at you and claims that they miss you and they have been thinking about you a lot lately.
Do not fall for this. Your ex is your ex for a reason! After x is y. As in why did i date you. Usually your ex comes back when they are having problems in their previous relationship and comes back to you simply because they know you all had something in the past. I can assure you that they will leave again once things get back on track with their lover. Leave whats in the past in the past!
6.Single daddies vs The baby mamma’s:
Well as you can tell these are the ladies and gents who have children. You can spot this type with pictures of their children and statuses about their children.
Now, don’t get me wrong, im not saying that this type is not good for you or are bad people, but, be aware that they do have responsibilities as well as they would have interactions with their child’s father or mother. It’s all up to you if you can handle this type of relationship.
7. The guy who always in a party vs the girl who always in a party:
This is also self-explanatory. This type of guy or girl are the very social types. They are seen with pictures in nearly every event. They have a lot of friends and are very popular
Beware of this type. They are very social, as such they may be friendly with others. Also youmay want a partner who you can have a good time with but also you need someone who knows what they want in life and are ambitious and in my experience , going parties every weekend wont get you there.
8. The guys with the long names vs the girls with the long names”
I am sure that every “Trini” knows about this type. You can spot them with names such as Sweetdarkiepreetygyaltrinisexiliciousdimplez or wetmangangsterforlifehotboykevin.
So whats wrong with this type? Well, in my opinion they are usually very immature and don’t know what they want in life. I mean, why can’t you put your real name?
9. The corporate/ ambitious/gym junkie guy vs the corporate/ambitious/fit for life girl:
These types are the ones who are usually working hard, studying at university, knows what they want to be in life and are determined to be healthy successful and rich. You can spot these with the statuses with being tired from work or school or with the gym pics.
So you may be wondering whats wrong with this type. Well nothing really they are on the right track but basically they don’t have time for a relationship at this moment. Usually they are always busy and are very picky about who their special someone will be simply because they want someone who is on the same track with them.So if you are pursuing this type, my advice is to have a lot of patience.
10. The nice guy vs the nice girl:
These types are just ordinary guys and girls who are ambitious and wants someone to share their life with. These people are the ones who are emotionally ready for a relationship.There is not really a specific way to spot them but when u encounter one you will know.
So basically this type are emotionally ready for a relationship, nice people , funny, down to earth and rare. So if you meet someone like this online then good for you.
There are many types of people in which u may meet online, people of different nationalities, personalities and races and they are all beautiful in their own way. If you feel offended in any way by this post I meant no harm and no im not being stereotypical. Please take note that you should not judge a book by its cover but for what is seen on the inside. 🙂
Take a look at these videos. It’s videos about a social experiment where a girl and a guy pretends to be fat when meeting people they were talking to online.