Things You Shouldn’t Say On Your Online Dating Profile

by Online Dating on March 14, 2012

It has been more than a month since Valentine’s Day — how’s your search for love going? If your tool of choice is online dating, you should take some time to spring clean your profile. Here are four things you shouldn’t say on your profile, and how to go about expressing yourself instead.

  • “I love life!” – Great, could you be any more vague? Give me something to work with! I want to ask you questions, so let me take a look inside your head. It’s just as bad if you say something along the lines of, “I like food,” or “I like music.” I’m pretty sure most of us like food and music of some sort! Tell me about the best meal you’ve ever had or the awesome concert that changed your life. These details will make you stand out, and you just may find a message in your inbox.
  • “I can’t believe I’m doing this.” – Online dating sites have been around quite a while now… why can’t you believe you’d join one? It really brings down the whole process — why would you want to risk giving the impression that you’re better than online dating? Imagine someone coming across your profile and thinking that you really don’t need to find anyone. That you have a ton of people already interested in dating you outside of the sire. Well, you could risk driving someone away with this phrase!
  • “I’m down to earth.” – Another case of being vague. It might be that you’re trying to describe yourself as humble, but being “down to earth” is different for every person. Throw in some interesting facts about yourself. Do you give back to your community in some way? Do you have a quirky hobby?
  • “I love to laugh!” – Really, who doesn’t? Laughter is something that can bring two people together — it’s like the universal connector. Instead of saying that you love to laugh, instead write a bit about what makes you laugh, or brings you joy.

The theme here, as you can probably gather, is to not be vague in your online dating profile. You don’t have to reveal secrets, but talking about your passions will get you far.

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