You may have never thought that learning the basic rules of grammar and spelling in middle school would help you get lucky with the ladies, but it couldn’t be truer in today’s information age of online dating. Unlike traditional places to meet women, like bars and clubs, where you interact using your entire body and eyes, the Internet is the exact opposite. You’re representing yourself to the opposite sex solely in words with a few profile photos, and that’s it.
Spelling everything correctly in your profile is essential. If your profile is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, not only does it make you look unintelligent, but it also gives off the impression that you couldn’t be bothered to put any effort into filling out your profile. No woman is going to want to go on a date with a man who can’t even commit to a website profile. Here are a few of the most common mistakes men make in their profiles.
Incorrect References, Titles and Sayings
This isn’t so much about the grammar side of things as it is about errors and mistakes that will make you look like an idiot. No one wants that, so double check your titles. For example, if you list Catcher in the Rye” as your favorite book, don’t put “Catcher and the Rye.” We’ve actually seen this happen, and it wasn’t good. Not only did women call this poor man on his mistake, but on top of it, he was ridiculed mercilessly in private messages. His reputation on the dating site where he’d made that mistake was ruined, and he had to create an entirely new profile with a different name and start over again.
Another fatal error is including something controversial like politics or religion in your profile – already a bad idea – and then backing it up with evidence that can easily be disproven. It makes you look foolish, but also ignorant, so avoid any topics that might be construed as confrontational or controversial. If you offend a woman because of some view you hold, her first instinct is going to show you that you’re wrong, which isn’t conducive to dating. Leave the social and political views behind, and let your profile speak for itself. Keep your interests and other sections of your dating website profile clean and light hearted.