The no-nos of picking up women in bars are fairly obvious. Don’t go after girls wearing wedding rings. Don’t use a cheesy pickup line. And don’t stare at her cleavage while she’s talking (or at least don’t get caught doing it).
Online dating, on the other hand, is a bit more nuanced. In fact, it just may be easier to repel a potential partner virtually than it is in person. Here, 9 blunders you don’t even realize you’re making—and how to turn it all around.
You want to up your odds and shoot for the stars—or, rather the girl who's out of your league. But new research from Binghamton University says you're being too self-centered and aggressive. Males tend to focus on their own interests, whereas women are more conscious of who they're reaching out to—especially when it comes to attractiveness. Now, we're not saying you shouldn't talk to a knockout; but men tend to send a lot of messages to female users and not get many responses in return, the researchers found. Be more selective and less so at the same time: Reach out to women who may not at first seem like your "type" as well as those who do.