We all have our different approaches to online dating; while some of us will be keen to throw ourselves into the first potential relationship we come across, others may act with a little more caution – or even disdain for the whole thing. Just for fun, we’ve compiled this brief list of song lyrics that could describe how you’re feeling about online dating right now…
“You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no…”
Katy Perry, Hot N Cold
This lyric could apply to you, or to the people you’re getting to know; why is online dating so frustrating? If you’ve come into contact with more than your fair share of indecisives it might be time to reevaluate what you look for in a mate. Similarly, if this lyric refers to you it’s time to decide what you want from online dating. Playing around with other people’s emotions, whether they’re online or not, just isn’t fair.
“What’s love got to do, got to do with it?”
Tina Turner, What’s love got to do with it?
What has love got to do with it? This is an anthem for the jaded. If you’ve been hurt in the past it’s only natural to play things cautiously online. However, don’t close yourself off to the possibility of love should the right person come along; broken hearts can be repaired, after all.
“Don’t you forget about me, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t…”
Simple Minds, Don’t you forget about me
Are you prone to sending more messages than you probably should? Do you always wait for a response before you send a follow-up greeting? Nobody can blame you for being keen, particularly if you’ve found someone to connect with; it’s perhaps expected that you’re desperate to be remembered. However, not everyone will be so happy to receive your multiple messages, so learn to play it cool.
“I knew you were trouble when you walked in!”
Taylor Swift, I knew you were trouble
If you’re attracted to the bad boys and girls then you’re perhaps rather adept at noticing the warning signs; this is so much more than playing hard to get. You’d think you’d be looking for a far safer bet by now, but some of us just can’t help it. If you must latch onto the wrong kinds of people, be sure to protect yourself from getting hurt. Only invest your time in a relationship that’s going somewhere.
“And I don’t want the world to see me, ‘coz I don’t think that they’d understand…”
The Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
If you can relate to this lyric we’re guessing you’re the introverted kind; hiding away in the darkest corners of the dating site half hoping that nobody will discover your profile or, worse, want to strike up a conversation. You’re perhaps desperate to meet that special someone, but the thought of putting yourself out there terrifies you. Take a deep breath and be the first person to message for a change. It might just change your outlook on life…
“I’m up all night to get lucky”
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
You’re here for one reason, and one reason only. Life’s too short for monogamy, so you’re on the scout for your next weekend partner. While you will find players on every online dating site, you’d be surprised how many of them talk the talk simply to hide their insecurities. If you’re of the opinion that love is for losers, have a think about why you signed up to that dating agency in the first place. Are you really that much of a cynic?