And for more fun trivia, here’s the 30 Wittiest Put-Downs Ever Uttered.
Since then, mostly through trial and error, I’ve tightened up my game and try to avoid the dating app clichés that invariably arise when trying to get a stranger to meet up IRL.
These are the general categories most online dating clichés fall into and, I’ll be honest, I’ve been guilty of using several of these since I set up my first online dating profile some 18 years ago.
What you’re trying to say is that your profile is so enticing—and you’re so inundated with suitors—that you can simply sit back and consider your offerings.
However, what you’re really projecting is that you’re conceited and demanding, and the other person is almost guaranteed to swipe left.
If you’ve been swiping a lot recently, check out 10 Signs You Have “Dating Fatigue”—And How to Bounce Back. The smarter thing to do is to project something more specific and unique that tells the world who you really are, like “I have an undeniable soft spot for 90s-era Steve Martin movies.” And if you want great profile advice, here are 20 Celeb Tricks for Always Looking Amazing in Photos. And for more online dating advice, here are The 11 Worst Dating-App Message Mistakes Men Make.
There are many banal obvious-isms populating dating sites, but few are more vapid than this one. Explaining how the 5’11” person they signed up to meet is actually a little under 5’6″ is not the best way to start your first IRL conversation. I shudder to think about how many times this acronym is typed every single day.
It’s a stock phrase, and meant to get your creative juices flowing.
(Like, “If you can’t decide what to say about yourself, how would your friends describe you?
And for more ways to get your love life back on track, here are The 12 Biggest Dating Profile Blunders Men Make.
Here are 30 worst mistakes you’re including on your profile that aren’t doing you or your love life any favors.
” And if you’re slightly older and looking to meet new people, here are The Best Dating Apps If You’re Over 40.