Seven mistakes people make on dating sites

Seven mistakes people make on dating sites

Avoid making these seven mistakes if you want someone to click on your online dating profile…

mistakes women make that turn men off

The dating world is a challenging one to navigate, especially when it comes to online dating. 

If someone does not like something on your online dating profile, it takes just one click to move on to the next person, no questions asked.

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Luckily for you, we're here to help.

An online report recently revealed the seven mistakes people make on their dating profiles that turn potential love interests off. 

Here is the complete list:

1. Poor grammar and spelling 

This one goes without saying. Poor spelling and grammar will make you come across as lazy or uninformed.

2. Writing a long-winded narrative

It’s 2023; no one likes to read anymore (thank you for reading this, though). Long-winded biographies and stories will come across as too much effort to read and might be scrolled by. Try keeping it short while highlighting key points you want to communicate. 

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3. Turning your profile into a "shopping list"

It's good to know what you want, but listing "deal-breakers" or "must-haves" on your profile can easily come across as judgy. 

4. Sounding jaded and bitter

Past experiences can leave a sour taste in our mouths, but make sure it doesn’t come across in your dating profile. Try to stay away from sentences like "I don’t play head games" and "I don’t need a man to complete me". 

5. Seeming incredibly needy

Again, it’s good to know what you want in a relationship, but don’t do that thing where you reveal all your emotional baggage online. "Ready to move on" or "Healing from a hurtful break-up" imply you have emotional baggage.

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6. Being boring 

Make your profile stand out with some funny jokes and interesting things about yourself. Don't do what everyone else does. Don't just list things you like or have done; rather, colour it in more. Instead of saying, "I love travelling", list some places you've been. This will say you love travelling without having to say it. 

7. Unflattering photos

For the love of all that is good in the world, please post decent photos of yourself. Don't post blurry photos. Have a look at some other dating profiles and social media pictures to see how you can take better photos.

Source: Your Tango

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