But today, we spotted this little tip sheet on Your Tango and just had to clue you in.
The list chronicles some of the most popular "buzzwords" found on successful online dating profiles.
This line is an attempt to show that you’re flexible and multi-faceted. We can learn a lot more about you if you mention that you prefer a football game over a visit to an art gallery, regardless of what you’re wearing. Think about it—it’s more important to be the genuine you than the version you think people want to see, or the version that tries to attract every single person on the site. That way, you know that when someone is interested, it’s because he or she likes what you have to say, not just the fact that you were trying to be inclusive. Her work has been seen on NPR, Talk Philly, The Washington Post, and more.To join her mailing list for tips and events, please join here.Let’s examine 10 Phrases You Should Delete from Your Online Dating Profile: 1. My response to this is similar to the one for the fancy dress/jeans conundrum, with this added advice: Stop trying to attract everyone. There’s no need to spell this one out because people already assume that family and friends important to you, not the contrary. For example, I might say that I’ve got a great sense of humor, but how would you confirm if that’s true? I would love to see a profile that says, “I’m kind of an airhead… It simply gives you space to share the more interesting things that do make your life so darn great. Now’s your chance: Take some time to review your profile, and if you find any of these overused, cliché phrases, it’s time to hit the backspace button, put on your creativity cap, and set yourself apart from the other online dating clones.I’m just as comfortable in a fancy dress (or tux for you gentlemen) as I am in jeans and flip flops. Rather than discuss your clothing preferences, why don’t you talk about the things you like to do? While it may seem counterintuitive, I’m giving you explicit permission to turn some people off in your profile. Maybe some people find me hilarious (usually the ones who love puns and wordplay), but others aren’t amused. but a sweet one.” This is very subjective, which again characterizes it as an empty adjective. Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge and author of acclaimed Love at First Site.
Somehow, everyone is apparently wearing both little black dresses and flip flops, taking trips to Machu Picchu (did I miss a Groupon or something? Only losers look for dates online, so I guess I’m a loser, too.” Online dating is a wonderful thing. Again, there are few people who don’t love to travel. Do you like to take active road trips across the United States, or do prefer to lounge on the beach in Cancun? Of course your friends would say all of these great things about you—they’re already your friends!), or simply “relaxing with Netflix and a glass of wine.” Considering that it’s impossible for any of us to be exact physical replicas, why is it that every profile seems to use the same clichés as the last one? The point is that, unless you like to frown and mope around all day (which I also wouldn’t write), this line could be true for just about anyone. Either embrace it or refrain from joining an online dating site until you can have a more positive attitude about it. These details say a lot more about you than a generic statement about travel. On a typical Friday night, I’m just as happy going out on the town as I am curled up on the couch with wine and a movie. This could also be construed as a way of trying to appear humble, which can backfire in two ways: 1) it can make you appear insecure (do not think these things about yourself? Naturally, this brings me to an important point about “empty adjectives.” An empty adjective is a descriptor that can’t be proven until someone gets to know you. Remember, just because you don’t use the line “I love life” in your profile, mean that you hate life instead. Unless your name is Bonnie or Clyde, there’s no reason to include this overused cliché.