Online Dating? 5 “Instant Turnoffs” to Avoid

By djsheryl on April 20, 2021
Tinder app logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen photographed on Tinder website background. Krakow, Poland on January 15, 2021. Numbers show that the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an increase in people looking for love online on dating apps and websites. (Photo illustration by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Online dating isn’t the easiest thing to do, but you might be making it harder on yourself without realizing it.
According to a recent poll of online daters, these are the biggest instant turnoffs in someone’s profile:

1.  Having no bio at all.  It ruins your chances because people don’t know what you have in common, or how to start a conversation with you.


2.  Listing REQUIREMENTS that have to do with looks, like height and weight.  Even if someone fits the requirements, being too superficial can be a turnoff.


3.  The line, “Don’t waste my time.”  It makes you sound irritated before we’ve even talked to you.


4.  Long rants about the type of person you DON’T want to date.  It’s more attractive if you’re positive and focus on the things you DO want.


5. Overused clichés.  Things like “I’m fluent in sarcasm” . . . “I don’t like drama” . . . or “I’m looking for a partner in crime.”



I’ll bet you’ve got some to add to this list. Please share!




(Photo illustration by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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