Anyone who’s no stranger to online dating or the hell on Earth that is dating apps, will know there are certain things someone can write on their profile that just instantly turn you off. Dude posing with a chained-up tiger cub and a grin on his smug, sunburned face? Immediate nope. Someone posed next to four of their friends so you can’t figure out which one they actually are? Swipe left like the wind.
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This new research from Illicit Encounters, which analysed 400,000 profiles, found it’s not just cheesy (or gross) pics that can banish you to the eternal circles of single hell, it’s the words you use too. Brill, something else to obsess over eh?
So, if you’re a woman, apparently you should avoid the word “shy” like the plague. Why? We’ll never know, but clearly people think women should be loud and confident all the time rather than multi-layered, complicated individuals. Women are also doomed if they use the words “happy” (sure) and “trustworthy”. It seems being a content and loyal person just doesn’t cut it these days, WTactualF?
Instead, women are advised to include the following adjectives in their dating profiles: “sexy”, *pukes* “honest”, and “confident”. Apparently, straight guys are more likely to match with women if one of those three words is in their bio or description. Does this strike anyone else as like, ridiculously basic?
Ergh, this whole thing is making me cringe so hard.