When it comes to biker dating, online dating etiquette is slightly different than in most other niches. People who spend their days in front of the computer have different habits when it comes to communicating via texts in the digital world than bikers who spend their days outdoors, and you should keep this in mind when you feel your new biker might be ignoring you. Today, we present the top 5 online biker dating etiquette rules to make it easier on you to find your perfect match, and ride away with him into the sunset.
#1: Give Them 24h To Reply
In most cases, you would give a person 3-4 hours to reply to your message on a dating site or app, but because biker men are special, don’t start freaking out if they don’t get back to you instantly. Give them 24 hours, and if there is still no message, take it as a sign they’re either not interested or not active on the site.
#2: Connect On More Than One Site
If you want to meet local bikers, use the Internet to your advantage as much as possible. Before meeting in person for the first time, connect on Facebook to check out whether what you’ve read on his dating profile was true, and to get a better sense of him as a person. More often than not, it turns out that people lie about being married or having kids, so use social media to find out as much information about your biker connection as possible.
#3: Set Up A Date
You do want to make sure you’ve made a good connection with someone, and that they didn’t try to mislead you, but at the same time you don’t want to wait too long to set up an offline date. Most people meet in person after three days to two weeks, depending on your schedules. One of the less obvious reasons for setting up the first date in the real world is to make sure your new biker isn’t just interested in flirting with you online.
#4: Be Yourself
People who frequent biker dating sites are usually those heavily immersed into the biker culture. If you’re just looking to enter their world, say so. Be yourself and show your true colors because just like you wouldn’t want anyone to misrepresent themselves, the same goes for the person that will meet you. Bikers may have their quirks that set them apart from other communities, but they’re looking for honesty from their dates just as much as anyone else.
#5: Save Your Time
Be upfront if you don’t like someone. It will save you both plenty of time, and you’ll feel relieved when you tell the truth and get away from an uncomfortable situation. Just say something along the lines of, ‘I’m looking for a spark that I’m not feeling here. I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. Thanks for meeting me’. Be polite and don’t say anything inappropriate you wouldn’t want to hear if on the receiving end of that message.