Canadian Dating sites are a great way to meet women, there’s no arguing that. And there’s no shortage of sites out there, all filled with gorgeous women ready to be chatted up by you. So much easier than skulking around some dimly-lit bar on a Saturday in busy Windsor, exchanging awkward small talk with women who may or may not be interested in a date, right? Or so it would seem. Truth be told, while online dating makes meeting women in Windsor easier in some respects, it comes with issues all its own. What’s with her profile pictures? What does she mean when she describes herself as “fun-loving?” Is that woman in a bikini who boasts of her blowjob abilities real, or some sort of angel from heaven? (Hint on that last one: she’s either a fake account, a dude, or you’re going to wake up in a tub of ice with a missing kidney. Who knows, maybe she is really that good at blowjobs.)
Here are some things to keep in mind when looking at profiles on real dating websites.
First Impressions: the Profile Picture
A picture says a thousand words, and so on. As the first impression you’ll have of her, her profile picture alone will say a lot of things. Is she using a lot of common camera tricks to alter her appearance or, worse, airbrushing herself in image editors to make herself look flawless? Here are some things to watch out for.
Taking pictures from above is a common trick Canadian women (and some men, let’s be honest) use to make themselves look skinnier. It also gives a more flattering angle to the face that hides big noses, double chins, and so on. Any overexposed shots (conceals imperfections), blurred shots (ditto – think old-school Star Trek ladies), or clearly touched-up picture (come on, anyone can pinpoint the stink of Photoshop these days – look for suspiciously smooth skin or luminous eyes, or clumsily-masked touchups to waistlines and cheekbones) is a big warning sign that they’re not as lovely as they seem to be. This is especially common on scam websites that touch up found pictures of women to squeeze some subscription or advertising dollars out of you. Real dating websites will have women of every shape and size, not just endless profiles of bikini-clad ladies.
Is she looking at the camera? Is she hidden altogether? If her profile picture is just one big shot of her eyes or mouth, chances are, she’s not very confident in her appearance. Let’s be fair: it’s hard for a lady these days to be fully confident in their appearance. But if she can’t be convinced to give a reasonable picture of herself in a dating profile, one that gives you a reasonable approximation of what she looks like, it might signal a deep-seated personal issue that you might not want to have to deal with, especially if you’re just looking for some casual fun.
Keep an eye on her smile. We mean that literally – a real smile goes to the eyes. If her eyes aren’t smiling (look for a bit of crinkle or squinty-ness), she’s faking it. This one isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker – she may just not photograph well. But combined with the other notes about profile pictures, a fake smile can be something to look out for.
What the Profile Looks Like
sexxXXxyPrince55Ally777 rambles on and on without paragraph breaks and doesn’t seem to have a grasp on spelling outside of text-speak, grammar in general, or how English works overall. From that information alone, you can make a lot of reasonable assumptions about the lady behind the profile. You’re looking at a late teen to early twenties girl without a lot of emotional maturity who isn’t interested in long discussions about Russian literature as much as cruising down Main Street puking out the window of her friend’s car. It doesn’t look like she spent more than five minutes typing up her profile and that speaks volumes about what she’s looking for in a relationship – probably not something that will last more than five minutes. If that sounds like the kind of girl for you, go for it. As long as you hold her hair back while she paints the town green, she’ll be yours forever. (Or at least for five more minutes.)
galadrielsMirror speaks with proper spelling and grammar, and has a well-spaced, clearly organized profile – her interests are laid out there, her current job there, her media interests here and here. You’re probably looking at a mid-to-late twenties lady who appreciates literature (specifically, classic fantasy – remember, her user name will tell you a lot, even if she doesn’t spell it out in the profile itself), and takes her dating profile seriously enough to put thought and effort into making it look presentable and easy-to-read. She’s probably looking for a more serious, lasting relationship than Prince55Ally, and if that’s what you’re looking for too, you may want to browse her profile a bit more. (Be sure to brush up on your Tolkien before messaging her, though.)
Bear in mind that Galadriel isn’t necessarily better than Prince55Ally just because her profile’s better-organized, nor is Prince55Ally better than Galadriel because her profile isn’t as stuck-up and fussy. They’re just looking for different things in a relationship, and you should consider them accordingly. No man ever got anywhere in a relationship by making snap judgments.
What She’s Saying
Of course, you should pay closest attention to what her profile is saying, if you want to know what her profile is saying. It sounds obvious when put that way, but we all know it can be difficult in practice – look for key phrases.
Does she go on and on about her career? While being hard-working is definitely a virtue, it may mean that she doesn’t really have time for a relationship, and you’ll get left out in the cold whenever things heat up at the office. For some careers, it’s an unavoidable fact of life that she’ll be snatched away at a moment’s notice – medical careers like nursing or emergency care are the biggest offenders here. It’s not necessarily a deal-breaker if you’re prepared for and accept it (don’t go into a relationship trying to change her – she’s not there to be molded into your perfect girl, especially where her career is concerned), but it’s definitely something to keep in mind.
This same rule goes for other topics she might go on at length about: if she talks about how much she loves her pets, you had better consider the possibility that you have a cat lady on your hands. (Also not a deal-breaker if you’re a cat guy.) If she makes a big deal out of how close she is with her family, you’d better expect one nasty storm of meddling family members if you try to tangle with her. Does she talk about being fun-loving and loving to have a good time? She’s probably friends with Prince55Ally up there.