Continuing this series about dating and how we as men and women can understand each other better I came across this article in Time about the things you shouldn't put in your online dating profile. Having been someone who has done the online dating sites I can say these suggestions make sense. If you're currently doing the online dating, or you've been thinking about it, maybe this information could help you out.
1. "Down to Earth" The article talks about how this is a very subjective term and can very from person to person and shows a lack of thoughtfulness and I agree. What the hell does it mean anyway? You're easy going? In tune with Nature? I'm guilty of using this one and changed it when I realized I didn't know what that meant.
2. "I Love to Laugh" is another phrase that's meaningless according to the article. I've never used it but saw it in 100% of the profiles I looked through. It almost got to the point I started to wonder if these women treated filling out the profile like a test and just copied off the smart girl in the class. Only problem is she's the one bringing down the curve.
3. "I Love Life" I should hope so. If you don't might I recommend counseling
4. "I can't believe I'm doing this." The article says this is a way of saying "I really don't need this online thing." If you didn't, you wouldn't be here with the rest of us.
5. "I Just Want a Nice Guy" This one always infuriated me because it's just not true. I have never used the term "I Just Want a Nice Girl" because there are lots of nice girls out there, that I just will not have a connection with. You can be a nice person, but what makes you different from all the other nice people out there?
Now after going through this list I'd like to add a few of my own
6. "I like to be spontaneous, take random trips and live life to the fullest." Ahhh so you're an expensive date.
7. Your profile pictures should be no more than 2 to 6 months old and should not include your kids. Let me clarify, I love kids, but sometimes pictures of your kids gives the impression you're looking for daddy right now. Which leads to my final no no . . .
8. "I'm ready to get married." I see this, I run. It's internet dating, relax. Isn't there already a no no about talking about marriage on the first date?
So what do you guys think? What would you like to add to the list. Leave your comment below.