Last week, we offered a rundown of some things that should never appear in the pictures you post in an online dating profile. This week, we’ll get to the substance of things: the words. Here, the things you should never write in your profile.
1. Do not round up your height or round down your weight – or age. These are facts; they are not open to interpretation, and any stretching of the truth will be discovered immediately upon meeting.
2. When you say your children will always be number one in your life, it tells us that we’re doomed to play second fiddle, at best.
3. Watch you’re gramar nad spleing. It’s a turnoff when a guy with an MBA can’t differentiate between “to,” “too,” and “two.” Spell check and re-read before posting.
4. Misleading profile information. Too often, we’ve encountered guys who tick off “definitely want kids” when in reality they don’t. In other words, don’t be careless with your profile.
5. References to sex – how often you like it, how good you are at it, etc. – should have no place in your profile, our correspondence, and certainly not in your handle. It’s a turnoff; wait till we meet.
6. A too-wide age gap – if, say, you’re seeking a woman between 18 and 90 – makes you look desperate. It can also make you look like you’ve got mommy issues. Or, even creepier: daughter issues.
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