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Guys' top 10 online dating mistakes

Sharing too many details of personal drama too quickly can lead to rejection on online dating sites.
Sharing too many details of personal drama too quickly can lead to rejection on online dating sites.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Columnist shares 10 things that can lead to disconnect during online dating
  • If you say you won't date "fatties," even skinny chicks won't date you
  • Don't share about your ex-wife, bankruptcy, feelings of masculine inadequacy
  • Have more on resume than booze-fueled tales of debauchery, all the hot girls you dated
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(The Frisky) -- Don't you hate it when you think you meet a great guy online -- and then he totally blows it? From moving too fast to giving up TMI, ladies aren't the only ones over-exposing themselves online.

If you're a man, here are 10 ways that you can avoid radio silence when courting women through the flaming hoop that is online dating.

1. TMI. We don't want to know about your ex-wife, your bankruptcy, or your feelings of masculine inadequacy. If you're neurotic about it, leave it out.

2. Mr. Eager. If you send us an overly long e-mail that sounds overly solicitous, we won't think you're interested. We'll think you're desperate.

3. Only Interested In One Thing. Just after a one-night-stand? With few exceptions, we're happy to show you the door.

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4. The Dealbreaker. There's a difference between knowing what you want and having a list of criteria no woman could meet. Keep it real.

5. Body Obsessed. If you say you won't date "fatties," even skinny chicks won't date you. You're not a hater. You're just a jerk.

6. Stalker Boy. Keep e-mails, calls, and date requests to a minimum. We'll let you know what we want from you.

7. Material-tastic. We appreciate your toys -- your car, your motorcycle, your boat -- but we would rather hear about what makes you tick. That we like.

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8. Grow Up. Your resume should include something other than trips to Mardi Gras, booze-fueled tales of debauchery, and all the hot girls you dated. We're looking for love (mostly).

9. The Black Booker. If we want you to have our real e-mail address and our phone number, we'll let you know. Asking for it right out of the gate creeps us out.

10. Chill Out, Dude. Take it slow. We're not going anywhere. If what we're both after is a relationship, let's take the scenic route to get there.

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