Ladies, if you’ve been checking out online dating sites recently, you must familiarize yourselves with some important online dating tips. Doing this will not just help you learn the online dating rules etiquette, but it’ll also protect you from men who would want more from you.
“I sent you three emails. You can’t even say hi, huh? You wouldn’t be able to recognize a good man if he were staring you in your face!” This was a real message from a potential suitor that one of my clients received in her online dating inbox. This happened when I was managing her profile for her, reading through the messages she received, screening out the crazies and only connecting her with men who were genuinely interested and who met her requirements.
I could feel the anger coming through this man’s message as his attempt to holla at her quickly turned into harassment. I was able to simply push delete, saving my client from reading words meant to attack her, but what should you do to protect yourself from men who harass you online? Read on to review my top three online dating advice tips for ladies to handle the aggressive attention of men online.
Here Are the Top 3 Online Dating Tips for Women in Dealing with Online Harassment
Many dating sites allow you to not only delete someone but also block them from being able to write to you again. Use this button liberally, especially when some dude sends you a sexually suggestive picture, curses you out, or won’t take the hint that you just aren’t interested.
But why block or ban completely? If they are this forward and offensive at this early stage, then you’re probably only seeing the tip of their iceberg of crudeness.
2. Use the Burner App
What if he hasn’t exhibited any signs of crazy…yet! When it’s time to move things offline, you’ll want to protect your personal phone number. Burner App allows you to create a temporary number to receive calls, text messages, and voicemails. The great thing about this app is that you can then “burn” the number when you no longer want someone to reach you.
3. Send the Screenshots to #ByeFelipe
Bye Felipe, a play on the phrase “Bye Felicia!”, is an Instagram account created by Alexandra Tweten as a way to document her own experiences with men who became hostile when she turned them down online. She decided to start the account to show women they’re not alone and to give men a glimpse into what it feels like to be harassed by unwanted sexual advances and threatening words, may they be from an online dating site or not. Reading these online dating horror stories will get you to laugh and let it go!
If you believe there’s no success in online dating because of aggressive men, then watch this video from ABC News’ channel featuring successful online dating tips from Lauren Urasek:
Some of these dudes hiding behind the computer can be downright disgusting. That’s why you need some online dating chat tips to deal with them with conviction. You don’t have to tolerate their aggressive behavior. Report them, block them, and use the right tools to keep yourself safe, so you can quickly weed through these crazies and meet someone special.
BMWK, do you have other online dating tips in dealing with aggressive men that you’d like to share? Feel free to tell us in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on November 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.