Boyfriend wants from relationship to dating
Online dating is no longer the super secretive practice that only "desperate" daters use to find a mate.
Now, instead of determining on your third date how you'll tell people you met just in case it ever comes up, people are proudly proclaiming which of the countless dating apps they used to find their one true love. While online dating is more popular than ever, it can be incredibly frustrating to try to sift through hundreds of profiles that all start to look the same, to find someone worthy of spending your Saturday evening with.
While it isn't necessary to use a paid site to find someone who is boyfriend material, Murray told me that chances are the people who are paying to use a site are more serious about finding a potential mate.
Megan Murray, senior content strategist and editor-in-chief at Zoosk, told me, "The more a guy invests in his profile ― he adds good photos, his description is filled out, or he's verified his profile using whatever features the site or app you're on has available ― the more invested he is in finding someone who's a good fit for him." She went on to add that people who have more photos tend to spend more time on the site getting to know people, adding, "If someone has just one photo, they just aren't putting as much effort into things." Licensed clinical psychologist Erika Martinez agreed.
She told me, "The best gauge of [whether a man will be engaging on a date] is how attentive he is in completing his profile and the quality of the responses he provides.
While different apps utilize different interfaces, varying requirements for messaging, and range from free to surprisingly expensive, they do share one thing in common: it can be hard to spot both the red flags and the signs someone could be a great match, from the profiles alone. I spoke to online dating and relationship experts as well as people who work for different dating sites to find out how to tell if a guy could be boyfriend material, based on his profile alone.
While every dating app is different in terms of how many characters one can use to answer a prompt or provide information, even the most stringent of character limits still allow for complete, polished responses.
If, however, he mentions flaws or things he's working on, like his tendency to work longer hours than he needs to, it means he's serious about personal growth and wants you to know exactly what you're in for, with him.