Dating app users share profile cutouts, from shallow requirements to blank biographies to ANY negativity
Millions of people have found love with online dating, but it seems that just about everyone who has used a dating app has come across at least one profile where they couldn’t swipe left quickly enough.
While some social media users have taken to Twitter, Instagram and even TikTok to post screenshots of some of the worst dating profiles they’ve ever seen – from the racist to the sexist to the otherwise cringe worthy – Redditors are now sharing their best dating profiles, which can be helpful for users who don’t find much luck on Tinder or Bumble.
The main turn-offs are users with strict physical requirements, those who don’t provide personal details, and those who proudly boast that they are not very nice.
Do not do this! Redditors share their best dating profile knockouts, which can be helpful for users who don’t find much luck on Tinder or Bumble (stock image)
Rude: Several have said they swipe left on negativity, such as ‘someone panicking about what kind of person they don’t want’
Gross: While no one says it’s bad to be specific or have preferences, explicitly stating superficial in a profile can be a big turnoff
This man is not! ‘Don’t waste my time’ is another line that sends out red flags
While no one says it’s bad to be specific or have preferences, explicitly stating superficial in a profile can be a big turnoff – even for those who meet those requirements.
One Redditors said they can’t stand “ if they have requirements like height, weight, and so on, ” while another agreed it’s unpleasant.
Having preferences in terms of physical characteristics and personality is one thing. We like what we like, and we don’t like what we don’t like, ‘they said. “But to have a bulleted list of requirements to even talk to anyone is rude and superficial.”
One Twitter user even found a Bumble profile with a points system, asking potential matches to add points based on whether they wear makeup, “ have a hobby, ” and are a “ freak in bed. ” , and subtract points. if they smoke, cannot cook, are needy or ‘easily offended’.
Not including personal information in a profile – or just writing incredibly general stuff – is also an easy way to get other users to swipe left.
They literally have no personal information about themselves other than their name, age and half a dozen emojis [is a turn-off], ” one Redditor wrote. “Please, ma’am / sir, I would like to know who you are, except what your body looks like.”
A real catch: some brutally honest daters don’t seem to realize they don’t show they have a lot to offer a romantic partner
Uh … Sometimes something meant for flirting is actually quite unwelcome to the opposite sex
One thing on the mind: even for a woman just looking for a hookup, such a sexually explicit – and boastful – profile is unlikely to generate interest
Some pointed out that not including any information about your interests or personality makes it very difficult to start a conversation with anything other than ‘hello’ or a cheap, blanket pick-up line.
Generic biographies can also be off-putting due to their ignorance. As one Redditor pointed out, the writing that you love to ‘laugh, smile, keep alive’ hardly makes you different from anyone else.
Likewise, TV quotes can indicate that you love a TV show, but not much else.
‘If your entire profile is quotes from a TV show, but especially if it’s a show that’s incredibly popular. You are not interesting or unique for quoting Michael Scott, ‘wrote one commenter. “And if your whole personality is wrapped up in the popular media that you handle, then you are probably incredibly boring.”
No personal information is bad, but incorrect personal information is also problematic, especially when a biography says something like ‘My profile is wrong’. I actually am [age]
Every time I’ve seen that, the profile age is older than their actual age. This means that at some point in the past, they lied about their age for something to do with a dating site. No thanks, ”said one.
Yikes! Some pointed out that people can often reveal their toxic qualities without realizing it – for example, by proclaiming that they are better than others of their gender
It probably also means that the user is trying to fall within the preferred parameters of younger users, who have specifically indicated that they are not interested in someone of that age.
But one of the biggest takeaways from the Reddit thread – and most Tinder and Bumble bio nightmares share on social media – is that the negative rarely flies.
One said they should see ‘someone panic about what kind of person they don’t want, bitter and rude’, while another said ‘turning off the camera’ is a turnoff.
‘Don’t waste my time’ is another line that sends out red flags, with a user explaining that it says ‘a lot about someone if they sound annoyed before they even talk to you’.
In one instance, a Twitter user shared the gruesome profile she came across on Tinder, in which Jim, 40, wrote, ‘If you’re looking for a night in shiny armor, grow up.’
He continued, ‘If you look at a guy who throws money at you because you’re beautiful, just become a prostitute, that’s much fairer. If you are looking for a taxi driver / travel agent, hire a professional and not your boyfriend. If you’re looking for the man of your dreams, wake up the fuck. ‘
Great fun: Some dating app users have also shared examples of incredibly sexist dating profiles of men looking to date women
You said no to all those great guys you thought weren’t good enough for you in your twenties. Now you’re not good enough for men because you’re too old, ”one man said
“ I’ve learned that when someone tells you who they are, listen immediately, ” one Redditor wrote
Meanwhile, another commenter offered, “Anytime someone describes themselves as an” a ** hole “. I think it’s meant to be cute and sassy, but why would I want to spend time with someone who freely admits he’s a jerk? ‘
“I’ve learned that when someone tells you who they are, listen immediately,” agreed another.
Other hints of toxic personality traits can also make dating app users run, such as writing “I don’t like drama” or “If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”
The latter is a quote often falsely attributed to Marilyn Monroe, which commenters said was like admitting, “ I’m a complete bastard and I expect everyone to agree. ”
Some dating app users have also shared examples of incredibly sexist dating profiles of men looking to date women – including sexually explicit biographies and one in which a man proclaimed that American women should ‘grow up’ and learn things from men.
“Ever wondered why you’re single and between 30 and 40, never married and without children?” asked Bumble user Ed, 34, in his bio. ‘It’s because you said no to all those great guys who you thought weren’t good enough for you when you were in your 20s. Now you are not good enough for men because you are too old. ‘
Finally, some agreed that they hate to see people asking about Instagram followers, those with poor grammar, and those who refer to education as “ University of Life. ”