Just so you know what to look out for, we bring you the 20 most common online dating clichés – and what they really mean.
I'm a little bit crazy = I'm not crazy, zany or remotely interesting. Work hard but play harder = I finish my job in the city, go to the pub and get chicken on the way home.
’ By the same token, it’s extremely refreshing when you come across a profile that doesn’t feature these tried and tired phrases.When someone’s taken the time out to make their page even just a little bit original, it’s like water in the desert – a reminder that not everyone out there’s saying the same four things about themselves and what they’re looking for.My life is fab = I am an overachiever and would really like to tell you all about it. I'm looking for good banter = I'm a misogynist and might insult you - in the name of humour, of course. That’s because you’ve seen them, or their variations, on numerous dating profiles.
Millions of people around the world have summarised their characters, likes and dislikes in just a few lines, but some descriptions are recycled time and time again.
With 1,700 online dating sites in the UK alone, it is likely you will stumble across the same old phrases.