Ok, so you’ve mustered that courage to try your hand at the online chose. You know what you’re in for and you’re ready, well as much as one can be. Good for you. But have you really thought about the men that will be on this website? Like really thought about these jokers? No? That’s okay. I’ve thought about them for you. Now prepare yourself to encounter the guys you will likely meet on these online dating sites:

Mr. Token

He might be attractive but most of his friends aren’t black. He has a degree (or two) and a steady job though! But chances are, he’s not even interested in you because, well, melanin.

Mr. You First

He winked at you and you winked at him. And now nothing. No message, no poke, no DMs, no nothing. He’s waiting for you to make the first move for whatever reason. Proceed with caution.

Mr. Stay at Home Son

He seems funny, but he reminds you of his ex. He’s probably still working on his degree or working a dead-end retail job. And he’s like 32. Is this what you want?

Mr. In a Situation

He’s technically married or his ex-girlfriend is currently pregnant. Though he swears everything is okay and his transparency should be “rewarded”, he seems like he really just has too much going on.

Mr. I Date Black Girls

Ugh, not one of those. He might be wearing a snapback and Cool Greys in his profile photo. Or maybe he mentioned he likes watching Scandal and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta in his profile. Whatever. He wants you to know he’s down with the brown.

Mr. Sup

This guy has a limited vocabulary and his profile is extremely indicative of this. Unless you’re only here for physical companionship, he’s just going to annoy you later.

Mr. Man of God

His profile is sold out for Jesus and you might not be able. Seriously, his flamboyant Christianity could be a turn off as he could be a serious prude and hold you to unrealistic standards.

Mr. What That Mouth Do

He worked his way into your inbox/DMs with a photo of something you didn’t ask to see. Or maybe he started off by asking you something extremely sexual when you don’t even know his last name. Girl, what? At least you know what he’s about.

Mr. Alright, We’ll See

He’s cute. Has a job. Appears to be okay. He might even know how to send a decent message first without calling you a pet name. He might be #bae.


Granted, these are all wild generalizations but realistically, these are the types of guys you’ll likely encounter on a dating website. The men #onhere are just like the men #outthere. Have you run into any of these or another kind that wasn’t mentioned?

Published by Ashleigh

Ashleigh is a recent M.S. graduate from Northeastern University. She works as an interactive designer in Atlanta and loves dogs, Netflix, and great food. Oh, also the creator and designer of this here shindig you are reading right now. View my impersonal personal blog @ socialeigh.com.

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