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Do not make a snarky comment about it and don’t add 2 inches, just include it in your info matter-of-factly. So, yes, most of you will need to lower your expectations even more.
For your first photo, I recommend a 1/2 body CLEAR photo of you solo without sunglasses, baseball caps, or fish.
By all means, get more creative with the remaining photos, but be sure to always include: at least one smiling photo (yep, we are checking out your teeth — you’d be surprised what’s out there), one full body shot, one photo without sunglasses on, one photo without a cap, and one more serious photo. If your photos are blurry, not current, contain photos of other women, and/or have children in every picture, I’m almost certainly going to swipe left. A lot of guys make this mistake, please don’t be one of them.
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If you are 40ish (and beyond) and brand new to online dating, you are probably incapable of truly comprehending the depths of the insanity. But this is one of those experiences that you cannot fully appreciate until you are immersed in it.
My hope is that this story answers some basics for those contemplating jumping into the increasingly murky online dating waters! I would strongly recommend that you get very real with yourself and do some soul searching before you move forward with setting up an online/app dating profile.
Are you really ready to jump in emotionally or is it too soon to be dating anyone seriously? Most of them are clueless rather than intentionally malicious and misleading.)Note: if you are catagory (b), I’d recommend including decent photos and an abridged profile (for the practice, if nothing else).
No problem in messaging/texting/talking to people, but you should come clean fairly soon so that you don’t waste their time.
Of course, the more interesting, charming, and unique you make it, the better your chance of success will be. I’ve dated guys from 5'4" to 6'5", but many women won’t look at guys under 6'.
I’m sorry about that, but go ahead and include your ACTUAL height. I find that most people think they have low enough expectations, but often they end up disappointed.
My tongue-in-cheek attempt at addressing the types of women you are likely to see: seems to never be in the hometown she says she’s from, you’ve probably got a scammer.