Online Dating in 2014? Here are 8 Mistakes to Avoid Making on Your Online Dating Profile

Online Dating profile mistakes

Have you ever Googled “bad online dating profiles”?

Have you ever Googled “bad online dating profiles”? It’s a minefield of mistakes – all of which are easily avoidable. Here are 8 tips to help you steer clear of a profile faux pas this year. If you like these tips, please share on Facebook and Pinterest! And for more dating success in 2014, sign up for MateCheck.

1. Uze spelll chek.

Better yet – ask someone to read over your profile. Bad spelling and grammar are instant turn offs.

2. Don’t be too general.

Oh you like movies? So do 99% of people. Tell us which genre of movie you like best.

3. Avoid clichés.

Mentioning “long walks on the beach” is a waste of your word count. Find original ways to express your interests.

4. Don’t describe your ideal partner in too much detail.

Sure, we all have a “perfect” candidate in mind, but often the right person ends up surprising you.

5. Don’t be too sarcastic

…or self-deprecating in your profile. Humour is an asset, but so are confidence and positivity.

6. Don’t be a Debbie Downer.

You’re allowed to dislike girls in Ugg boots, but there’s no need for judgment or criticism on your profile.

7. No one wants to be your last-resort.

Even if you’re “desperate” and “sick of the hunt,” maintain a positive attitude towards dating on your profile.

8. Don’t include your autobiography.

Give enough info to grab someone’s interest, but save some details for the first date – and hopefully the second!

 Have more tips? Add them in the comments!

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