ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Internet Dating: Seeking Your Prince Charming?

Updated on October 4, 2014
MissCue profile image

I say out loud, what others only think. I take great pleasure in expressing hardcore truth about awkward situations at Misscue's Hubpages.

Honesty on the Internet

You're a model?  Cool.  I'm a Chippendale's dancer.  I race speed boats too.  What's your sign?
You're a model? Cool. I'm a Chippendale's dancer. I race speed boats too. What's your sign? | Source

Internet Dating: Always ask for a photo!

Internet Dating: Always ask for a photo!
Internet Dating: Always ask for a photo!

You just don't know what you’re going to get.

Online Dating:

It appears to be a simple process, look at some pictures and find your dream date. Unfortunately, sometimes things are not exactly as they seem. Pay attention, ask lots of questions, and follow your gut. It's usually right!

Internet dating:.What You See Is What You Get??? Or is it really... (You just don't know what you’re going to get.)

Doggy Break Ups

and you know what?... She left me...that bitch.
and you know what?... She left me...that bitch.

Women want Prince Charming, Superman, Shrek, and Chippendale Dancer, all wrapped into one.

Every day thousands of men and women sign up and log on to online dating websites. They do this in hopes of hooking up...for long term, for dates, or for a quickie. They send out emails based on a picture and a profile; in hopes of getting a response.

The problem with online dating is that just like with everything else in life... Women are picky. Although one would think, a website that holds no less than 10,000 men at any given time would offer us the opportunity to contact more men.

When a woman links on to a dating website, she is in search of her Prince Charming, Superman, Shrek, and Chippendale Dancer, all wrapped into one. So, we take our time, view the website daily and wait patiently until we find one that peaks our interest.

I spend much of my time responding to all the email messages that I have received since my last log in. I try to be polite and answer every message, but in some instances, I will send out a mass email-response to the gentlemen who took the time to write to me. Sometimes there will be a man that does not understand when I let them politely know that I am not interested. These type of guys will email incessantly for weeks at a time. I consider these select few to be fan club members. Flattering, yet annoying.

Dating websites are a great way to meet people. But guys are under the impression that women will browse through their bio pages, in order to make up their mind on who we want to date. This is absolutely and utterly incorrect. I hate to tell you this, but as we all know; dating websites are all about the looks! It makes no difference if you are Edgar Allen Poe and have the tongue of a linguist. If you have any visible inconsistencies based on a woman's preferences, you won’t be contacted.

Internet dating is no different than real life dating. We shop for men just the same way we shop for a new dress. We analyze the color, and the texture, what size it is and how much it costs. We also consider how it makes us look, and if it makes us look frugal, or if it makes us look rich!

Then we will check out ten to twenty others before we come back to the one that originally grabbed our eye. Then we check it again for any visible flaws or imperfections, and lastly we read the tag. If the tag (or profile) says anything that we don’t like, we will just hang it back up on the rack and move onto the next one.

We read profiles....we laugh....

Internet dating... We read profiles....we laugh....
Internet dating... We read profiles....we laugh....

So, in a nutshell,

We browse the pictures, we laugh a lot, and if the photograph meets all of our qualifications, we read their biography and learn about a man’s interests. Finally when one comes along that catches our eye, we make contact.

Once engaged in an email conversation, there can be the typical back and forth chit chat that never leads to anything.

On the other hand, we can find meaningful conversation that eventually leads to exchanging phone numbers.

One would think that internet dating is fairly straight forward having WYSIWYG. (What You See Is What You Get) On the contrary, that seems to be incorrect. More accurately described would be YJDKWYGTG. (You just don't know what you’re going to get.)

What I want to know is this? Why do guys hardly ever look like the picture that that they post onto their page? If you are on the internet to pick up chicks, you need to post something that reflects what you look like. There’s no flexibility in this option. You can’t go digging through your photos and find something dated ten years back. Don’t digitize it, colorize it, anti-age it.

I cannot stress enough how important this is. Do not post pictures that show your head covered. No hats, or ski masks, or helmets, no beanies, and take your sunglasses off during these shots. We want to know what you look like before we meet you, not when you arrive when we need to hide our shock. It is not about the element of surprise like in a blind date. We want you to look like your posted picture.

Guys need to be forthright about themselves. Changing your picture, or editing or altering it, is not going to help when it comes down to the real life. Guys, you need to look like your posted photographs , or we will not even want to walk out the front door with you! This is probably one of the biggest pieces of advice that I can honestly offer.

Think about it!

© 2011 Helen Kramer


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)