According to a new survey, a-third of all Internet users have tried online dating. And with the number of digital daters growing every day, experts say the key to finding a match online is to stand out. So, here are some of the most overused phrases that you should avoid putting on your dating profile, according to dating expert Grant Langston:
- First, don’t say you’re “down to earth.” Langston says that means so many different things to different people, that it’s meaningless. In other words: If you’re trying to say that you’re “humble,” or “easy going,” then say that instead. Otherwise, the term “down to earth” shows a lack of creativity, and makes you look boring.
- Also, don’t say: “I love life.” Langston says that won’t reveal anything about you except that you love breathing! So, be more specific. What do you love about life? For example: If you love music, then describe a great band that you’ve seen, or how music makes you feel.
- The same goes for the phrase: “I love to laugh.” Because think about it: Who doesn’t love to laugh? It’s a pointless thing to say.
- Another phrase to avoid in your dating profile: “I just want a NICE guy,” or “girl.” Langston says that’s misleading because research shows that most people prefer “interesting” over “nice.” For example: Someone who enjoys watching paint dry could be the nicest guy in the world, but that doesn’t mean you’ll date him! So, write about the hobbies that interest you the most.
- Finally, here’s a word our expert says he’d like to see in MORE dating profiles: “Passion,” as in “I have a passion for Italian food.” Langston says that’s better than saying “I like Italian food,” because the word “passion” carries more weight. It describes how you feel about life, and that makes you much more interesting.