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The worst words to use on your online dating profile


The worst words to use on your online dating profile


Ahhh gone are the days when people used words like GSOH (Good Sense Of Humour) on their dating ads. This all stemmed from having a limited number of words available in newspaper personal column ads. Today we have loads of space to play with to tell potential dates all the great and interesting details that make who we are so dateable. With all this new freedom of expression there are still a few rules that it would be wise to follow in your online dating profile.

There are many profiles on dating sites that don't have their bio filled in which can make the person appear mysterious but to many others it's just annoying and looks lazy. Don't open your bio with anything controversial and it's certainly not advisable to say anything offensive in your opening statements. Be aware of the words that you are suing to describe yourself and don't brag, you will most certainly be found out in the long run.

Try not to put up all your best conversational topics online as this will give you nothing to talk about when you eventually meet on a first date.

A recent survey involving 12,000 profiles published the top 10 words that men and women should include in their online dating profiles. These words have been found to increase the chances of a match and some words that definitely won't help you out in the dating world.

Top 10 words for women to use in their online dating profiles are:

  • Ambitious
  • Perceptive
  • Sweet
  • Hardworking
  • Thoughtful
  • Physically Fit
  • Creative
  • Rational
  • Spontaneous
  • Energetic


Top 10 words for men to use on online dating profiles:
  • Physically fit
  • Perceptive
  • Spontaneous
  • Outgoing
  • Optimistic
  • Intelligent
  • Passionate
  • Affectionate
  • Articulate
  • Ambitious


People's attitudes and opinions change over time and what might have worked on your bio in the past may well not be in fashion for today's internet savvy surfers. If you are still using that one line statement from 5 years ago it may well need to be updated no matter how funny it may seem.

The worst words that women could use on their dating profiles:
  • Spiritual
  • Quiet
  • Dependable
  • Articulate
  • Good listener


The worst words that men could use on their dating profiles:
  • Quiet
  • Spiritual
  • Respectful
  • Good listener
  • Caring


Words appearing in the worst words list are not necessarily bad words or traits. Using the word "Caring" for example gives the impression that you are trying to say things you think people would want to hear. If you are a caring person then show it by giving examples rather than just saying it.

Within the last 2 years these top ten words have changed dramatically especially in the category of what men are looking for in a partner.

For example the word "funny" was in both the top 10 lists for men and women back in 2014 but today it's dropped out of both lists. It's thought the reason for this is that people today have come to expect people to prove they are funny not just say that they are.

Take the word "Ambitious" and this has seen an increase in popularity for women as well as new words such as "Rational", "Perceptive" and "Creative" these all appear as new entries in the top 10 list.

So in summary update your profile and fill in all the sections. Keep up to date with trends and make sure you change your profile regularly to keep it fresh and exciting to read.











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