Examples of the Most Overused Words and Phrases on Online Dating Profiles, Bios and Headlines: Hinge, Bumble Coffee Meets Bagel, Tinder, POF, OkCupid. Dating App Bingo.
Writing a bio for Tinder, answering questions on Coffee Meets Bagel or thinking of creative answers to prompts on Hinge and Bumble can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. Being yourself, being insightful and being unique will help you stand out from the others.
Most people do not like to talk about themselves and it shows on dating apps. Whether it is listing a bunch of adjectives like sweet, funny, thoughtful or using knowns like foodie, partner in crime, traveler, wanderlust, engineer – these words and phrases reveal little to nothing about people. Cliche phrases like ask me anything, sapiosexual, no hookups, oxford comma, down to earth, love to laugh, Jim looking for his Pam (The Office reference), partner in crime, sarcasm are an eyesore on dating apps once you have seen them hundreds of times.
For a beginner’s guide on how to write a good dating profile, bio, prompts and headline, read this post.
While photos are the first thing people see and are the biggest factor in determining whether or not to swipe left or right, bios should not be ignored. The best photos for a dating profile can be sabotaged with some unflattering answers in your bio and answers. A well thought out profile and bio can show creativity, add context to photos and profile and help you stand out from the competition.
For tips on how to improve your dating profile bio and prompts, check out my other blog posts here: https://eddie-hernandez.com/how-to-optimize-your-online-dating-profile-and-bio/
Below is my dating profile bingo card so you can see how original your profile is vs others.
Profiles are meant to communicate insight, individuality and sincerity beyond what mandatory fields and photos can convey. While it’s true photos are the biggest deal-breakers and deal-makers for folks, you shouldn’t ignore your profile. Profiles can come off negative, vain, immature and even lazy (aka low effort). Be sure to proofread your profiles, seek unbiased feedback and see where you can improve your own profile.
To see if your photo made my cliche Photo Bingo Card check click on the image or link below:
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Eddie Hernandez is a professional photographer specializing in natural, candid online dating photos. Featured in the SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle. In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice and date ideas. https://eddie-hernandez.com/contact/
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