We’ve all been there. We’ve succumbed to the swiping: left, left, left, right, maybe–wait, nevermind, left. But then you come across a profile and wowza. This dude is hawt. Each picture keeps getting better and better. You think it is literally a match made in heaven. But then you read his bio and become the human embodiment of this GIF:
Bios are important. We read those. They need to be good. While I can only speak for the female population on what not to put in your dating profile biography, I believe (most) of these can apply to both sexes as well.
“Looking for My Future Ex-Wife”
Promising a future that ultimately leads to divorce? How could I not swipe right?
Would you apply for a job with nothing on your resume? No. Show us you care; write a bio.
You know what I’m talking about.
“Don’t Swipe right if [insert here]”
Do you really want to end up missing out on your soulmate because they don’t like green olives?
(Better Alternative: Swipe right if [insert here])
Something related to going to a bar if you’re under 21
Don’t say you’ll take me to the bar if you’re 19 or 20. It doesn’t work like that.
This may just be the writer in me, but being grammatically incorrect in your profile is a turn off. Sure, I can look past it if it’s one or two spelling errors, but not when it’s every other word. Please let spellcheck be your wingman.
I don’t need an essay explaining your whole life story. Keep it simple. Add some mystery.
“I’m here for a good time not a long time.”
Now I’m thinking about your funeral in twenty years.
Save that for the third date.
Your first impression of a person on a dating app or website comes from the biography. Make yours a good one.