The internet has come together to discuss the ultimate online dating profile turn-offs. Apparently there is a long list of things that you should never do when writing your bio.
From using too many emojis to saying you hate ‘fake people’, there’s a huge list of things that romantic hopefuls should never, ever do when crafting their bios.
This was the topic of discussion in an eye-opening Reddit thread called ‘Singles who use dating sites: What information about a person makes you leave/ignore their profile immediately?’.
So here is a list of six things you need to watch out for:
1. Reddit user Remmbro said an ‘excessive use of emojis’ was a real turn-off.
2. For Llama it was ‘men holding fish’. She wrote: ‘Because I don’t get it and feel like I’m on the outside of the world’s biggest inside
3. Many Redditors agreed that saying you ‘hate fake people’ immediately sends out warning signals.
‘”I hate fake people” is usually said by the fakest person ever’, wrote LRedditor15.
And Avecousansvous created a list of things people should never write, which included: ‘I hate fake people’, ‘Just ask’, ‘420’, ‘I’m a country girl, I like fishing and mudding’, ‘I don’t like drama and ‘HMU’, the latter standing for hit me up.
4. For another Reddit user, a mention of a child was the ultimate no-no.
They wrote: ‘At my age (22) I leave your profile immediate if you have a kid, regardless of how attractive you are otherwise.’
Another user agreed, adding: ‘Same here. It’s not that I don’t like kids. It’s not that I’m opposed to having kids.
‘I’m not even insistent on raising kids that are biological mine – I would be okay with adopting. I just don’t want children for years yet.
5. DDfnord wrote: ‘Any show of anger or flippant disregard. You have 400 characters to summarize yourself and attract people, maybe don’t have a tantrum.’
And Ajw7373 added: ‘Anyone who says something along the line of, “I’m sick of drama, so please don’t contact me if you’re into that kind of thing.”
‘A person that frequently attracts drama is the type that’s also likely to cause it.’
6. Other huge turn-offs for Reddit users were ‘baby pictures of themselves – why would I care what you looked like as a baby? I don’t even know you’ and ‘when a majority of their pictures are of them with alcohol or of alcohol’.