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Keep this in mind before you fill out your bio.
By Alisa Hrustic
Let’s be real—the traditional first date is kind of a thing of the past. Gone are the days where you casually run into a beautiful woman at a coffee shop, ask her out to dinner, and she actually says yes without looking creeped out.
Enter online dating. Apps like Tinder have made meeting women easier than ever. Well, kind of. A slew of single women conveniently rests at your fingertips—but the same goes for everyone else, including your competition.
So, with so many options for her to choose from, how can you make sure you stand out? In the world of online dating, first impressions mean everything, so let’s start with what not to do. Thankfully, one Reddit user posed the question for us: “Women of Reddit, what are things men write on their dating profiles that are instant deal-breakers?”
Here, 9 brutally honest women dish out exactly what they don’t want to see on your dating profile. Take note.
DEAL BREAKER #1: HIGHLIGHTING YOUR PAST
“Anything along the lines of ‘just tired of games’ or ‘looking for someone who is real.’ You sound like a whiney person who has some serious baggage.” —LookingforPonchu
DEAL BREAKER #2: SHOWCASING YOUR TEMPER
“‘Keep me in check when I lose my cool.’ That’s the largest red flag in the history of red flags.” —UkonFujiwara
DEAL BREAKER #3: ACTING LIKE YOU’RE ABOVE ONLINE DATING ON AN ONLINE DATING SITE
“Anything that insinuates you’re too good to be on [insert dating site here]. If you were really too good for Tinder, you wouldn’t be on Tinder.” —airfrommylungs
DEAL BREAKER #4: BASHING OTHER WOMEN
“Putting a quote in their bio about how most women are crazy and how he’s looking for a woman who isn’t crazy.” —chickenandnuggies
DEAL BREAKER #5: BRINGING UP YOUR PAST RELATIONSHIPS
“Complaining about exes on the profile is a big deal breaker for me.” —rhapsodytwelve
DEAL BREAKER #6: SOUNDING LIKE A COUNTRY SONG
“’My truck is the most important thing in the world’ BYE” —aj0y
DEAL BREAKER #7: SHIRTLESS MIRROR SELFIES
“Blank profiles. Profiles that make it clear you are deeply full of yourself. Ones with shirtless mirror photos.” —eriee
DEAL BREAKER #8: CLICHÉ SAYINGS
“Who’s gonna be my ride or die” —__yamz__
DEAL BREAKER #9: POSTING TOO MANY PARTY PICS
“Not necessarily written, but in regards to pictures: a) A lot of party pictures where the person looks constantly drunk is an instant no b) A lot of pictures of them training/showing of their muscles. NO.” —yaradahl
Originally published on menshealth.com