Sociopaths internet dating
(Please note that I am not an expert in psychology, and I cannot attest that this person is a “real sociopath.” Also, the makers of this product do not recommend taking advice from sociopaths you meet on the Internet. Not valid in some states.) To ask a question, you can email it to me at clarisse.thorn at rolereboot dot org. Dear Internet Sociopath, I have been dating a great guy who I really like—he’s smart, funny, shares my interests, etc.
We just had our third date and things are going well, but I can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something from me.
If he gets defensive or evasive, just say: “Hey, I’m sorry. I care about you, and I was just wondering if this was something I can support you with.” If he seems really upset and unable to answer, then try saying: “We can talk about this later if you need time to think.” If he seems legitimately mystified, maybe nothing’s going on.
In the end, though, I do encourage you to go with your gut.
For instance, one in ten Wall Street stock-brokers is allegedly a sociopath. Your Prince Charming will be confident, but he won’t perceive himself to be a god among men.
Interestingly, the segments of the population in which sociopaths are most prevalent, are the same segments that most single ladies would target for boyfriends. He will also be genuine as opposed to superficial and glib. Does he have trouble sustaining long-term relationships?
I can’t explain where my instinct comes from, but I’m sure of it.
I think it might have something to do with his family. Internet Sociopath says: He is hiding stuff from you. Probably as much as you’re hiding from him, and for the same reasons.
I also like Internet Sociopath’s list idea, because it will help you set boundaries.Although anyone who has ever caught a late-night episode of Dexter may disagree with me on this point, the majority of sociopaths aren’t vigilante serial killers.However they are far from harmless and they are more common than you may have thought. Believe it or not, a sociopath is more likely to be the life of the party than the creeper lurking outside in the bushes with a knife.If you’re constantly feeling uncomfortable with this guy …then there’s probably a reason for that, even if it’s not his family. Clarisse Thorn is Role/Reboot’s Sex Relationships Editor.