As you yourself probably know, after you’ve been around dating websites for a while you start to see the same thing over and over. If it’s not a woman listing generic interests that everyone in the world also seems to share, then it’s the same types of problems cropping up. Maybe the recurring theme is that a woman lists herself as looking for a casual romance, but then goes into two paragraphs worth of explanation about how her last relationship ended. Whatever your experience, you have your own version of dating website profile deal breakers for women. Don’t forget that they also have their own for men. Here are a few major ones, and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Profile Pic Location Faux Pas
Your profile picture on any website – whether social media or for dating – is one of the most visible parts of how you’re presenting yourself, and usually, the first thing women will see. When you peruse profiles on dating websites as a search, you get the basics in a list: profile picture, location, age, and what type of relationship is being sought. The profile picture is going to be the online equivalent of a first impression, so make sure you don’t take yours anywhere really cheesy or unfortunate. For example, taking a selfie in the bathroom mirror with all the bathroom accoutrements – we mean the toilet – in the background is not classy. It makes you look creepy, and she’s never going to click your profile. A toilet in the profile picture is a surefire deal breaker.
Your Favorite Books, Not Your Reading List
When a dating website asks you to list your favorite books, movies, music, and other interests, no one wants to know every book you’ve read since high school. Women and men alike are guilty of this offense. Instead of just listing a few favorite titles, they have to list every single book they’ve ever read that sounds impressive. The same goes for music and movies. Your favorite movie does not equate to every blockbuster that came out in the past two years. Don’t make a woman wade through your profile to get actual information about you. The idea behind listing a few favorite books or movies is so a person reading your profile can see whether or not you share some favorites in common. It’s not a race to apply for Mensa.