It’s the ladies turn to dish on what they hate the most about online dating in Dallas. I love online dating where you can meet new people and gain new experiences. I have become friends with a lot of the men I’ve met which have opened up doors for me to meet other people. I have also met a lot of people that I hope to forget. In this installment where Dallas women dish about what they hate about online Dating in Dallas I can say that I have experienced a few of these myself.
1) The case of the disappearing dude
In this day and age of smartphone use and connectivity, there should be no reason for someone to completely disappear. Yet in online dating this happens all the time. Seemingly nice and normal guys will schedule a date and then not bother to show up. Sometimes they even confirm the date that day but still a no show. I think for the most part, guys have 1) found somebody they want to pursue 2) Talk themselves out of the date 3) are testing limits or 4) have been abducted by aliens. If you plan to venture into online dating, expect this to happen and don’t take it personal. Just always make sure you have cab fare ready or a backup plan. I enjoy dining alone, so if you are stood up – make it an opportunity to have a seat at the bar and talk to the waitstaff and bartender about what’s good there. Honestly, nobody else in the restaurant will even know you were stood up because honestly nobody cares. That is the truth. Anybody having coffee at Starbucks or dining out with their other half even notices that you walked in so nothing to be ashamed of.
2) The All too familiar “I just moved to Dallas” guy
I read this one on the dating profiles a lot. He just moved for work and doesn’t know anybody. So dating seems like a logical choice where said man will hook up with a few ladies, get to learn the town and then move on if something better comes along. He has no family or friends here and little else to attach him here except for the job. What that means is that if the job decided to move him again, there is nothing here in Dallas to hold him here. Remember that! In the words of a beautiful blue eyed Dallas dater she says,
“These men are not yet jaded by the douchery of Dallas (unless they have been to uptown several times already). They are usually one of more of the following: more creative, more adventurous, better traveled, more bohemian, and very cute.”
This guy also has not become jaded by the Dallas blonde (not my word – this is another lady dater’s words). The Dallas blonde is as infamous as the Plano cougar. She is a “fun-loving and laid back” girl that will have a few selfies on her profile of herself with her SMU sorority sisters. Of course she’s fun and absolutely gorgeous. Once the out of town guy gets jaded by the lack of commitment from the independent Dallas blonde with insurmountable excuses for standing him up, he then becomes the next guy on the list.
3) The former (or not so former) douchebag and/or player
Per our beautiful blue eyed dater, “there is another category that is men in their 30s who are just now figuring out what they want. I call those the Former Players & Douchebags.I tend to like this group of former players, but many of them are still in transition until they meet the right woman, whom I think is the Former Dallas Blonde. It’s a douchey guy and a hot girl who have grown up out of that stage of sleeping around and finally want someone to marry.”
I don’t think this is relegated to just Dallas. This is online dating in general.
4) The born and raised Dallas man
I actually love Dallas. I think they have the hottest men. However that is what also sucks about dating Dallas men is the fact they were born and raised here. He has decades of important family connections like the Bush family in Preston Hollow. He played LaCrosse at St. Marks and his sister when to Hockaday. He either went to a Dallas prep high school or was a Highland Park Scot and graduated from SMU. He has a great job and wears a suit every now and then but you can find him kicking back craft beer at lunch. He feels entitled to everything and every hot woman. Why Not? He went to SMU and has a business degree. He probably also has a DWI under his belt and has had his BMW towed from Greenville Ave so many times, the tow yard knows him by name.