If you find yourself wondering if you can really trust the guy you’re dating, you need to be absolutely sure before either dumping or marrying him.
Trust is the biggest test Trust is a fundamental part of every relationship.
“One guy I went on a date with used pictures of himself that were from about seven years ago,” Maggie Klimentova, a New Yorker who used (and eventually met her boyfriend on) Ok Cupid, says of her online-dating experience.
“When I actually met him, he was 4 inches shorter than me and balding.” And yet despite rampant misinformation, more people than ever are logging onto dating sites, thanks to a decline in the stigma of digital dating over the past eight years.
A huge warning sign is if he goes into other rooms to answer the phone when you're around.
People need to earn your trust by acting the right way.And even if the lies aren’t immediately discoverable — such as not being truthful about previous marriages or a desire to have children, for example — those types of lies can do long-term damage to a relationship, says clinical psychologist and relationship expert Michelle Golland.“People think that it’s something they won’t have to worry about, but it is a huge problem that’s harder to overcome later in the relationship,” she says. And more important, if so many online-dating users assume people are garnishing their profiles in some way, why do they continue to look for relationships on these sites?Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.
This is not a modern day version of love at first sight (of your profile pic) – it’s a sign that they’re a bit of a creep.