When it comes to writing an online dating profile, suffice it to say nobody’s going for Pulitzer Prize-winning content. But you should still put some decent effort into composing an attention-grabbing profile that paints you in an honest yet flattering light.
It’s also not a bad idea to add humor — just be careful how far you take it. Here are four funny things women put in their dating profiles:
1. Food quirks.
Yes, it’s great to tell a guy you love shellfish or prefer Italian over Mexican, but if you are a complete foodie oddball, you might want to keep that for the first (or 15th) date.
For example, if you only eat food that’s white, keep that tidbit out of your online dating profile.
Really, all a man wants to know is that you shower every day. He doesn’t need to know that you wash your face with bottled water or shave your legs only once a month.
Hygiene quirks should be left for intimacy. If you’re messaging back and forth with a man online, hygiene need not be a part of the conversation.
“Those are the things that only the people
who are really close to us know about.”
Sure, come clean about your fear of heights (Acrophobia) or your fear of spiders (Arachnophobia), but if you have a fear of garlic (Alliumphobia), fear of chickens (Alektorophobia) or fear of riding in a car (Amaxophobia), it’s better to keep quiet until you really get to know this guy.
Otherwise, he’s going to be hightailing it to another woman’s profile.
4. An embarrassing hobby.
If you spend your time surfing, practicing yoga, reading or watching independent films, then feel free to shout it from the rooftops.
But if you collect celebrity toenails, enjoy dressing like a pirate or have had your Tarot cards read more than 2,000 times, you should keep it to yourself — at least until this guy is so head-over-heels about you that he’ll be more forgiving.
Your profile is supposed to get a man’s attention, not freak him out or gross him out.
Of course, we all have our quirks and our oddities, but those are the things that only the people who are really close to us know about. If you’re looking for love, play it cool and keep some things to yourself.