Three Things You Should Never Lie About on Your Dating Profile
Written by: Akua Hinds
September 23, 2021
There are many benefits to using a dating website to find your ideal mate, and a huge benefit is that you can easily connect with people who live within your local area and beyond your local area if that is your desire. We have gone through Parts One and Two about things you should never lie about on your dating profile, and by now, you know the importance of being truthful about disclosing your stance on smoking and your eating habits. Something else that you need to be truthful about disclosing on your online dating profile is your willingness to travel. Location is a factor that all singles need to consider before they even exchange messages with dating site members who they meet online. You need to be very transparent about what a potential relationship with you will be like and whether or not you are willing to travel or relocate.
You might be so eager to find the right person that you have convinced yourself that you are willing to be with your future love wherever that person happens to be. Finding the right person is one thing, but being with the right person in the right place for both of you is another thing. Just where is that right place? Is the town in which you currently live a place where you are committed to building your personal and professional life? If so, you need to list that information on your profile. Sure, plenty of people have decided it is worth their while to get involved in long distance relationships, but a long distance relationship (LDR) will not be for you if you are not keen on traveling.
Each person’s definition of long distance is unique. Some people consider long distance to be when there is an hour or more of driving in order to see the person they want to meet. Other people view long distance unions as ones in which you would need to fly on an airplane in order to be together within a day. I was once at a get together at my friend Joyce’s home and one of her friends at the event mentioned that he’d heard somewhere that the best types of relationships are the ones in which the two people involved lived no more than 15 minutes driving distance apart. At the time, I didn’t take into account how much sense that revelation makes, but now, I think it is very sage advice that every single person should consider. At the end of a full workday, few people want to make long car drives or take long bus rides to spend quality time with their significant others.
We live in a society that encourages instant-everything. We all want quick and convenient service from the companies that we deal with. Is it really a surprise that most people want to be able to connect with their mates quickly each and every day? Your time together is limited when you live a significant distance from each other, and scheduling meets will eventually feel more like a hassle than a joy. One of my friends was dating a man who lived in our area, and he is originally from another country. The man my friend was dating eventually started hinting that he would like to move back to his home country and that he hoped my friend would join him in moving back there, but she made it clear to him that relocating to a country that she had never been to was not a priority to her.
Be direct and never mislead anyone about how far you would be willing to go. I have experienced long distance relationships, and I know without a doubt that an LDR is not for me. I enjoy traveling, but I think it is too difficult to develop a bond with someone who you rarely get to see face to face due to proximity. Plus, why risk getting involved with someone who will resent you if they relocate to your area to be with you and realize they are unhappy living in your area? Packing a suitcase just to spend time with your significant other gets very old very fast. Figure out what your preferences are about your willingness to relocate and travel, and make your preferences very clear on your profile. If you are looking for a change and will happily relocate to any where your new mate happens to be, then embrace the adventure. But if your heart is not into going outside of your city, focus on finding someone to connect with who is as committed to staying in your city as you are.
Akua Hinds works as a marketing business owner, journalist, pianist, vocalist, teacher, and actress. Her 3 dating websites www.InterracialDesires.net, www.RichSinglesDate.net, and www.ChristianPartner.co, help millions of singles worldwide to find their soulmates. Akua’s Pure Romance by Akua Hinds business at www.PureRomance.com/AkuaHinds helps adults to connect and to shop for the best romance products on the market. Please visit www.AkuaHinds.com for more information.