“If you don’t have somethin’ nice to say,
don’t say nuthin’ at all.”
This goes doubly-so when you’re presenting yourself to potential matches online. Yes, we’ve all had bad relationships. Yes, we’ve been disappointed by people who meant the world to us. No, you don’t need to advertise this to potential dates.
These little jabs, pokes, or just plain ‘ol statements of not-so-nice facts are called red flags, and they work against you.
“I’m tired of games…”
“I’m looking for someone who is honest…”
“I am totally over the bar scene…”
“My ex cheated on me, so…”
“My job sucks…”
“I’m so tired of this town…”
Even if you are the wittiest and most charismatic writer, these types of statements will drive people away. The best thing to do is to re-write them in a positive light or eliminate them altogether.
Just remember to keep your profile short and sweet and you’ll get attention for all the right reasons!