There are times when we need to read between the lines of dating messages our beautiful online date sends us. This isn’t a skill that you can easily develop without awareness. However, once you’ve mastered it, you will know exactly what your online date is trying to tell you.

Dating Messages Could Have A Hidden Meanings

When you’re chatting, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your date is giving you codes to decipher. Rather, there is an underlying meaning to the dating message that we need to be aware of if we want to know the intention behind it. If we understand what our chat mate is trying to tell us, we might even get hints about the person’s sincerity:

1. “Are you on any social media?”

Your online date could just be checking if you are a real person or not. Let’s face it. Everyone is on social media nowadays. If you don’t have a profile, that could be a red flag. There will be exceptions, of course. But, usually, online dates will find it fishy that their potential match isn’t on social media.

2. “What does a/an [your occupation] do every day?”

This could mean that your date doesn’t totally understand the work that you have so he or she is asking you to elaborate, although indirectly. Indulge your online date since this is a good sign that he or she is interested in knowing your work. Don’t get into too much detail though, especially if you don’t fully trust the person you’re chatting with.

3. “Hi”

This one is a classic. When a person says just “Hi” or “Hello,” it could mean that they don’t know what to say as an introduction. If you find the person interesting, then maybe you should start the conversation or try your best to maintain it.

4. “Are you from [insert city or country]? I’m going to visit in the next few weeks.”

If this is the first message that you receive from a person online, it could be fishy. The underlying message behind this dating phrase is: “I want to meet you.” However, who would say this to a complete stranger? On the other hand, this dating phrase can be a good thing if you have been chatting for a while and have already established trust.

Now that you know the exact meanings behind common dating messages, you’re ready to face online or app dating head on. Sooner or later, you will also get the meaning behind other dating phrases easier. The more you practice your awareness, the more you will sharpen this decoding skill of yours. For more online dating tips, read other posts on the blog.