If there is one thing that both new and experienced online daters alike will agree on it's that creating the perfect online dating profile is a daunting task. You want to express yourself and be authentic, yet not reveal too much and risk scaring potential dates away. To get you started, here are some things to avoid saying in your online dating profile. When you find yourself about to type any of the above, stop and ask yourself one quick question - who doesn't love laughter, having fun or smiling? While there are some grumps who may despise laughing or having a good time, they are definitely the exception, not the rule. These types of generic statements don't give potential matches any insight into what makes you unique.
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20 online dating cliches - and what they really mean
As part of my job as dating expert, I periodically get online and read online dating profiles, both men's and women's. I rarely come across a profile that impresses me. Sure, I'm a tough crowd. That's my job. But while some online dating profiles suck and need to be deleted immediately, most are actually quite decent, except for one common problem:
Three Common Online Dating Profile Clichés to Stop Using Immediately
Enjoying "long walks on the beach" is a romantic activity stereotypically associated with dating; specifically, it is commonly listed as an interest in dating advertisements and, more recently, online dating profiles. It is likely that many people who list this in their profiles have never, in fact, taken a walk on a beach or may not live near enough to a beach for it to be a viable suggestion for a date. In this comic, Randall lists "long walks on the beach" as an interest on a dating profile.