Online dating is so new that not many people know how to navigate this tricky world of digital romance. One of the best ways to help yourself is knowing what NOT to do. Here are the 5 biggest turn offs committed by men and women in the online dating world.
1. Bad photos
Out of focus shots, too many group photos, low quality images, bad lighting and the list goes on. You want your online dating pics to show off the best you but also the real you. Make sure you have clear, in focus photos with decent lighting.
Also, limit the amount of group photos you have. You don’t want a potential match to have to guess which person you are in the photograph or find your friends more attractive than you. If you need new photographs hire a pro or if you are strapped for cash, get a friend with a good camera to take some great pics for you.
2. Whining about your past
“tired of games” or “looking for someone real” “trying to find a girl that isn’t crazy.” This highlights your emotional baggage and makes you sounds resentful. It also looks like you have a negative view of the opposite sex. Not a great look. You want your profile to show off who you are as a person, not your scars from the past.
3. Acting like you are too good for online dating
If you were really above online dating, you wouldn’t be online dating. You are also broadcasting a negative message that people engaged in online dating are beneath you… which, you know, probably won’t work for you in online dating. You shouldn’t be ashamed to be online dating, it’s just the way things are now. Also, it’s FUN!
4. Too many photos with alcohol
You might be a social drinker but too many photos of you with an alcoholic beverage will make it seem like you have a problem. One is fine, maybe 2 pictures, but anymore and you go from being a social drinker to a problem drinker. Also, make sure you don’t look intoxicated in any of your photos. Bad look!
5. No profile text
You aren’t being mysterious, you look like you either don’t care or are not a real profile. Make sure you write something about yourself. A good place to start is what you enjoy doing so list your hobbies, favourite foods, activities, etc. Make sure you sound positive and inviting. Steer clear of anything that makes you sound resentful.
Avoid this list of these massive pitfalls and you will be flirting with some cuties in no time. The main takeaways from this are have better profile pictures of yourself and make sure your profile text is laced with some positive and attractive information about yourself. We’d say good luck but you won’t need it after reading this article.