My friends think I am SO picky when it comes to online dating–and I definitely am! I feel like I have to be, and it’s so easy when there are obviously other people out there. One thing I absolutely cannot stand are misspelled words. There is no excuse for this! We live in a day and age when there is automatic spell check in almost everything–as I am typing this document, little red lines appear on the misspelled words. The same thing happens on smart phones and even IN the message box as you are typing on a dating site. Do people just ignore the squiggly red lines? I am very confused about this.
Some guys write so poorly that I honestly cannot even figure out what they are trying to say. Another thing that is annoying to me personally is the use of lowercase letters when it should be capitalized, and text speak, i. e “hey, wut r u up 2 2nite?” I understand that this has somewhat become the norm in our society, especially amongst young people. And maybe I am being too picky. But my argument here is, although I can understand it, and admittedly abbreviate text messages to friends sometimes–this is an online dating site. This is made for him to put his BEST foot forward, and a way to get him to impress women. If he cannot even bother to spell check, or type coherently, in what I can only assume is the presentation of his “best self” I would hate to see what happens once he lets his guard down.