I've always felt ugly and fat my whole life. At best, I only think I sometimes look cute and elegant if I dress up. But since I've put up an online profile on a social site (not exclusively dating), I've become quite popular. A lot of guys messaged me, commented on my photos, even the one where I thought I didn't look cute at all. They said I'm hot, I have a really cute smile, etc. I'll have to admit, it gave me a little bit of a confidence boost. But I'm also wondering, how many of these guys are just copy-pasting flattery to get some attention on themselves?
So are you always honest when complimenting a girl on her looks? What are the chances you're complimenting without meaning it when on social sites?
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You have to be careful what site you're on. Its a "social site"...ok, what are you looking for?
If you're looking to date online, you might actually wanna try a site specifically for dating. The problem with social sites is that there can be an array of intentions coming from the people you're talking to and potentially meeting. If you're looking for a decent dating site, I would suggest match or okcupid if you want it to be free.
But to answer your question, disregard what the first guy answered. Dating sites are not just for the lame, obese, and desperate. Its a legitimate way of meeting people who are looking for a relationship, and depending upon how honest people are, hookups. Don't be embarrassed about the whole online dating thing.
In my experience, guys do all the messaging and initiating contact. I would have never messaged a girl who I wasn't interested in of course, and when it came to compliments, I didn't really start complimenting them until I chatted with them a bit, and it was typically honesty.
Guys don't really have a reason to lie online, especially before they meet you. You're online...you haven't met, they don't know anything about you, such as phone number, so why would I take the time to lie about telling a girl she's pretty?
Just remember though, when you're online dating set up a profile that represents you best. In other words, don't lie or pretend to be somebody you're not online, just to get attention from men.1