What's the worst online dating profile mistake a person (man or woman) can make?

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  1. Andy McGuire profile image79
    Andy McGuireposted 5 years ago

    What's the worst online dating profile mistake a person (man or woman) can make?

    Online dating is all about selling yourself as a datable human being while (if you're smart) being honest and upfront about who you are. It's no easy task, and I have noticed a few very common mistakes that at least women make (I don't browse male profiles).
    What are the worst ones you have noticed?


  2. Rod Rainey profile image80
    Rod Raineyposted 5 years ago

    I didn’t have much luck with dating sites. I like to think most women on the sites I subscribed to were factoring the income of their candidates into their decisions and at the time I was poor, but perhaps I was just revolting.  I guess it really just depends on what you are looking to get out of the site.  Since you mentioned being honest, I assume you’re not in it for short trysts.  I eventually met the woman I married on craigslist. I was totally honest about who I was and who I was looking for and the price was right. Dating sites for me were mostly a waste of time and money.     

    Sorry, I guess this doesn't really answer your question, but it's something to consider.

  3. rhondakim profile image73
    rhondakimposted 5 years ago

    The worst thing you can do is to misrepresent yourself as thinner, more attractive, more successful, etc than you are.  The other person is sure to find out that you lied, and so you're starting off a potential relationship by showing that you're a dishonest person.  Just trust that they will like you as you are.

  4. CyclingFitness profile image94
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Worst thing I've seen from women is photos of themselves in their underwear. The likelihood is that they will get an exceptional number of messages- from men who are simply looking for adult fun.

    Profile names mean a lot about someone too!

    1. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, I have thought the same thing. What's even better is that their profiles will usually say something about how they are looking for someone to respect them. Off to a great start there, genius!

  5. windygreen profile image61
    windygreenposted 5 years ago

    I agree with rhondakim...
    misrepresentation may get you attention and traffic, but eventually the truth will come out.  Better to be honest to begin with and filter out those who cannot or will not deal with you .   

    However, being too honest right up front can be dangerous too by eliminating and alienating everyone wiithout you ever getting chance to explain. 

    I think that sounding too desperate is also a common mistake ,,, someone who will take anyone, has no preferences or specifications etc.

    1. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's the main mistake, I feel. People try to hard to sell themselves, so naturally everyone with an online dating profile is "fun" "silly" "honest" "a good friend" "deep" "happy" "drama-free" and so on. That's rarely true.

  6. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 5 years ago

    I think the biggest mistake guys make is posting creepy photos on dating sites.  Plenty of guys have terrible photos.  They are alone in a dark basement or glaring at the camera.  If those are the best photos a guy has, it makes women think the guy never smiles or just sits alone in a dark scary basement all the time.  Ummm... no one wants to date a guy that looks like a potential serial killer.

  7. VeronicaFarkas profile image84
    VeronicaFarkasposted 5 years ago

    Lying/misrepresenting yourself. Hands-down worst thing for all parties involved.

  8. NornsMercy profile image60
    NornsMercyposted 5 years ago

    Say something like, "I just came from a bad breakup so..." Drama alert. I think those people should heal first before pursuing other relationships... for their sake and for the sake of others.


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