Internet dating men to avoid

Don't even think about going online before you have read this!

Dating arenas have changed and women are either scared of putting themselves on the internet or they are getting it all wrong. They get tangled up with all the wrong sorts of men and are disappointed and hurt time after time.

So how do you avoid falling prey to an internet dating scam in the first place?

Take heed of the following red flags and you'll be much more aware, prepared and ready should someone try and take advantage of you.

Do women have it a lot easier than men, and do hot people in general have it the easiest? Millward created 10 fake OKCupid profiles with similar sounding usernames, with the same written profile, personal stats, level of education, etc. Each account had a different photo of a man or woman of varying attractiveness.

However, it’s always good to back up hypotheses with facts, and that’s what Jon Millward did with this experiment, posted on his eponymous blog.

Whereas before a man just needed to be the best looking guy at work to get a date with a colleague, now he needed to be in the top 10% of all men to get a date with one of the women in his city.” This is the double-edged sword of online dating.

, we’d like to assume you know better than to make mistakes like these.

A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.

NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?

“The expanded horizons offered by online dating don’t equal unrestricted access to a ready and waiting list of beautiful people.

Every man and woman online still has criteria that must be met by people who want to date him or her, and every guy and girl is still in direct competition with every other person of their gender…