5 Dating Cliches to Avoid

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

TV Remote ControlIt’s ridiculously easy to fill your online dating profile with cliches, but a cliche free dating profile will help you to stand out from the crowd. Here are 10 dating cliches that you will find in millions of dating profiles across the world (admittedly in a variety of languages) and some ways to say them without sounding like everyone else.

“I  don’t know what to write”

Many people only read the first few lines of a profile, so opening with “I don’t know what to write” is a bit of a waste of space. Try to use your first line to tell people about your unique characteristics.

“I like going out and staying in”

I’d say that 99% of people enjoy going out and staying in. Instead of saying this; think about what you like to do when you’re at home or when you’re out and about. Does ‘going out’ mean a drink and a game of pool in the local social club or heading in to town to throw some shapes on the dance floor? Does ‘staying in’ mean slumping on the sofa watching Game of Thrones, or are you prone to a bit of crochet?

“I like long walks on the beach”

Be honest, how often do you really go walking on the beach? It may sound romantic, but it’s very unoriginal. If you really do really go for long walks on the beach, tell us about the time you trekked the Jurassic coast, or the time you accidentally got caught up in a kite buggy.

“I love nothing more than a bottle of wine and a DVD”

What’s your favourite film? Is there a film that would make you switch channels? Do you always source your wine from a particular vineyard, or are you a fan of a multi-buy?

Help your potential date to picture the scene if you are going to use this line.

“My family and friends mean the world to me”

It’s lovely to show your caring side, but again it’s worth expanding on this, instead of using it as a stand-alone statement. Did your parents inspire you to work in farming? Do you love going fishing with your nephew, or shooting with your uncle and aunt? Is your little niece the funniest person you’ve ever met?

Your online dating profile should be unique to you. If you’re struggling to think about what makes you different, you could ask a friend to help you. You might be positively surprised by what they say, especially if you bribe them with a bottle of wine and a DVD.