Writing a dating bio and coming up with funny profile descriptions is a minefield. If the selfies you’ve taken are a stinker, you can always stick a filter on them. Or you can blame the front-facing camera for making you look like PS1 Hagrid. (If you don’t know it, Google it).
But good bio ideas for dating app profiles are hard to come by. We’ve come up with what you should avoid, and hopefully, your sense of humour and charm will filter through.
But if you’ve got no faith in that happening (we believe in you, random person!), then there are some rock-solid online dating profile tips advice for you too. Let’s go!
Writing a dating profile: What not to do
Before you find out how to write a good profile for a dating site, you’ve got to know what to avoid sticking in your bio.
- ‘Looking for a bit of fun’. People are on apps for loads of reasons. But this is so vague. Does it mean they’re looking for a new 5-a-side team?
- 6’11/2 tall’. Height is a deal-breaker for some girls, so we can’t blame you for whacking your height in there. But that half an inch? Unless they’re a basketball scout, they’re not going to notice it.
- Any other measurements. You can be proud of it on your own. The public doesn’t need to know.
- ‘I listen to all types of music’. Someone’s always going to try and out-cool you with their music tastes. If you like Lil Nas X, they’ll like Lil Nas Y. Are you a fan of Ariana Grande? They’re a fan of Ariana Grandest. You can’t win. Just be confident in your tastes and people will like you for it.
- Any strings of emojis. Unless your match is into hieroglyphics, they might struggle to figure out what your interests are. For example, imagine if all those aubergine emojis in your bio made someone think you’re a vegetarian?
So, that’s what to avoid when writing a dating profile. Now it’s time to get guaranteed results with our online dating profile tips.