Welcome to the World of Online Dating…Red Flags

I never thought I would be saying “Welcome to the World of Online Dating,” but here we are.  After a decade’s long marriage I find myself on a dating site.  Who would have thought?
I am doing my research.  I have visited many sites that discuss online dating.  On these sites, there are lists of precautions or “red flags,” things to avoid.  Today I thought we would visit one that I found listed as a red flag on many sites….The Blurry Profile Photo.

I have consulted numerous dating sites for their opinion on the blurry profile photo.  Most of the experts agree that this may be a red flag.  Here is the consensus.

*If someone has only one picture and it is blurry they may be trying to hide something.  This person may be insecure about who they are and could be misrepresenting themselves.

*Many agree that if there is only one blurry photo in a group of clear images, it is probably an innocent mistake.

*It could be a fake profile.

*If the person does not take the time to put up a precise and accurate photo they may not be taking this dating process seriously.  They may not be committed to the process.

*And then again it may just be that this want to be dater is technically challenged. They may have cropped down a photo so much that it has lost its clarity.

I have over 100 matches on my dating site.  I am going to go through them now and delete any that have only one photo, and that one image is blurry.  I am noticing many folks don’t put any pictures up at all, but that is a topic for another time.

Have fun dating but please take precautions.
Stay safe!
Disclaimer:  I have little experience with online dating.  I will be consulting many sites online for those who have more experience and expertise in the world of online dating plus I will throw in some of my experiences as well.  I have no idea if the advice I find is true or false, but it is thought-provoking, and I will definitely heed their warnings.

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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

4 thoughts on “Welcome to the World of Online Dating…Red Flags

    1. Probably not Braver but perhaps more foolish:-) I really have not done much with it. I have been on one coffee date. From what I have read women over 40 are targets on these sites, the men think they have money…I wish:-)

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