Peril of the Week – Photo ID Required
One of the reasons online dating works so well, is that you have the opportunity to view the profile photos of those who write to you or those you are interested in contacting. A profile without a photo usually gets a low response rate and sometimes causes a red flag. I had a conversation recently with a gentleman who did not provide a photo with his profile and offered to email it separately. I initially wondered if he suffered from low self-esteem and was not proud of his photo, however the picture once emailed, showed a fairly normal looking handsome man.
We graduated to a phone conversation where the gentleman caller firmly advised me that he requests and requires his dates to provide a photo ID on the first date to confirm that they are indeed the same person they claim to be online. I replied that I would be insulted if someone demanded that I provide my photo ID which clearly matches who I am. I told him, that most women wouldn’t appreciate that request and he should rethink how he communicates with a woman if he wants to be successful in online dating. From a man who won’t provide his own photo online, one needs to wonder why.