Dating Profile Cliches

Wednesday, October 04th, 2017

Your dating profile is your chance to tell people about what makes you unique and interesting. Using cliches will make your profile look like everybody else’s profile and will not help you to stand out from the crowd.

Here are some of the most common dating profile cliches and how to avoid them.

“I don’t know what to write”

Unfortunately this is usually the first line of someone’s profile and it is what will show in searches. Try to use your first sentence to tell people about who you are. For example “I’m a dairy farmer who loves a pint in the local on a Friday, a good curry and walking my crazy cocker spaniels.”

“I like spending time with friends and family”

It’s completely normal to enjoy spending time with friends and family and it shows that you are a sociable person. However, rather than adding a general statement like this to your profile, be more specific. What do you get up to when you meet up with your friends and family? Does your mum make a  Sunday roast so good that it’s worth travelling across the UK every week to get to those tasty roasted tatties?

“I like to chill out and watch Netflix”

It used to be DVDs when we first started, but now watching Netflix has become the cliche of choice. Once again, you should try to be more specific about your interest. Let people know what some of your favourite boxsets have been and which films you have really enjoyed recently.

“I like travelling”

Travelling can mean different things to different people. Are you the kind of person who will disappear for months at a time to really immerse yourself in the local culture, or do you relish weekend breaks, or your annual ski trip? The type of holidays that you enjoy really reveal something about who you are as a person.