some ugly truths we must all be aware of and conquer before we embark on a journey to find “the one.” This is one of the biggest truths about online dating nobody wants to admit.

From childhood, men have been brought up to be fierce competitors, to opt for the most risky jobs, to put themselves on the line, to accept rejection “like a man” and to always make the first move.

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This product of social conditioning rears its ugly head online even more so, as an average of seven men compete for the attention of one woman.

According to research, women who send messages to men are twice as likely to receive a response compared to men who start conversations.

When we meet a potential love interest in person, we’re taught to look for certain red flags—like being rude to the waiter, calling incessantly or not at all, or claiming that his favorite book is The Da Vinci Code.

When we’re choosing potential dates online, though, we sometimes have little more than a picture and a paragraph to go on.

Brad Blanton calls the "most pernicious form of lying."So many guys are busy complaining to their friends privately about women they browse or even meet off these sites but they rarely tell the women their harsh critiques directly.

(Obviously, the same sniping happens all the time with women talking about men, and for gay and lesbian dating as well.)This is a fact that bums me out.Some practiced daters have a standard letter they send to every single person they find even mildly attractive.Someone who truly wants to get to know you will take the time to write a personalized message responding to specific items in your profile, not send a generic cut-and-paste letter saying, “Hey girl, I saw your profile and was intrigued …” Think about the hundreds of other people who’ve gotten the same letter, and decide whether you’re willing to accept only the barest minimum of effort.No many more types could be included on this list, and some men may fit into many categories.Still, in the world of online dating, some types seem more prevalent than others.Rather, he moves from one online-created connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and barely if ever have to leave the house.