TMI – What to Leave out of Your Profile

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

TMI (too much information) is an acronym that you have probably seen a lot on forums and comments feeds. It’s a useful phrase when someone tells you too much about their newborns nappy content, or the intimate details of their love life. It also comes in handy when describing what you should leave out of your dating profile.

Here are some things that you should leave out of your profile text to avoid revealing too much about yourself.

Your contact details

You wouldn’t walk up to someone in the street and give them your contact details, so you shouldn’t plaster them all over your online dating profile either.

Sharing your contact details puts you at risk of identity fraud and stalking, so at Muddy Matches we remove any contact details that we see within peoples’ profile texts and photos.

Details about your ex

We understand that breakups are painful and you start to think about all the awful things that happened to you. However, you don’t need to include details about your breakup, or what you hate about your ex in your profile text. It will make you look bitter, which will be off-putting.

Too many details about your family

If you have children they are a major part of your life and you will want to speak about them, but for their safety it is not a good idea to talk about the clubs that they belong to, or school that they attend.

You life history

Ideally your profile should be between 300 and 400 words long. Short profiles look lazy and disinterested, but exceptionally long dating profile explanations can also be off-putting, especially if you live in a highly populated area which means that the person who is reading your profile will have looked through lots of information before getting to read your profile text. Try to keep some things as a surprise for your first date.