The worst things to write on your online dating profile

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Unless you want to scare off every man in a 100 mile radius, don't make these common online dating mistakes

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Loads of people find it really difficult to describe themselves on online dating profiles, so they fall into the trap of clichés and cheesy chat-up lines.

If you're yet to meet a decent man online, now's the time to go through your profile and delete any of these cringe-worthy phrases...

1. "I can't summarise myself in three words!"

This could come across as mock-modesty or arrogance. You have to write about yourself to a word count so don't waste valuable characters.

2. "I'm really introverted until someone gets to know me"

Online dating is a challenge in itself, so why up the stakes by making yourself sound socially awkward? Even if you are shy, he doesn't need to know that until the first date.

3. "I have loads of love to give and will treat you like a king"

You'd be surprised how many people resort to these strange 'begging tactics' to try and score their Mr.Right. Everyone wants to be treated well, so why state it like it's something only you can provide? Using this line implies you're worried you've got nothing else to offer.

4. "I love quiet nights in, great food and music"

About 99.9% of profiles will have churned out these common phrases, so it's up to you to be different. This phrase could describe almost anyone, so pick a few specifics.

5. "I'm looking for some cheeky fun ;)"

Even if you are hoping to meet someone for some action between the sheets, making this clear in your profile could make you seem insincere and 'after one thing'. Anyone who's looking for a relationship will feel instantly under pressure to take things to a sexual level.

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