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Making a real-world connection while dating is one thing, but doing it digitally brings an entirely new set of challenges.


This isn't a piece set to put the kabosh to online dating. If you find someone who you connect with, no matter the circumstances be it either in-person or online, then great! You're already better off than most people who are hitting the dating scene. However, there are some differences when you're trying to size up someone online to see if they're compatible or not.

Reddit user, u/SXC365, wanted to hear how you filter through the scrubs when they asked:

You're online dating and read someone's bio, what's an immediate turnoff?

Crimsons Flags On Their Profile Header

The easiest red flag to spot across enemy lines is the one they fly at their highest point: the header of their dating profile. Sometimes, it's innocuous, hidden among some cute descriptors about what their obvious careers or hobbies are. But it's there, waiting to be ignored.

What Are You Trying To Hide?

Having literally no personal information about themselves besides their name, age, and a half dozen emojis. Please, ma'am/sir I would like to know who you are besides what your body looks like.

Neateducks

Profile: Denied!

Likes: laughing, smiling, living <β€”β€”β€” wtf yeah most people like the opposite..?

OR

Likes: ask me 😏 Dislikes: ask me😏 Work: ask me😏

kouignie

Advertising Something Else

'Follow me on instagram! /ic3cr3amnut69'

manlikerealities

Alternatively, if their only written info is their Snapchat handle.

I know what you're about.

DiamondBurInTheRough

What's Underneath The Hood?

On the other hand, maybe it isn't so obvious at first glance. These types take a little more digging through their About section to truly understand what they're about.

And it's not good. Not good at all.

Setting Your (Dumb) Standards

When they have requirements like height, weight, and so on.

Clear-Comfortable-54

This is what I came here to say. Having preferences in terms of physical features and personality are one thing. We like what we like, and we dont like what we dont like. That's fair and fine, but to have a bulleted list of requirements in order to even speak to someone is crass and shallow.

BrilliantWeight

"I'm A Bad Boy 4-Lyfe!" - This Person, Probably

When they're flipping off the camera. WHY? Why are you flipping me off?

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FINALLY, someone says it! I can't get behind this, never could.

EnVyErix

So many people go hiking or enjoy long walks. Why can't I just find someone who wants to spend their Sundays never getting dressed properly and watching TV all day?

TomasNavarro

Don't worry, as someone that is an enthusiastic, serious hiker, I've found that 80% of OLD profiles that claim to like hiking and long walks mean they like 3-5 mile walks occasionally.

For me that's disappointing, but you might be able to work with it.

somethatwander

Terrible Slogans To Keep An Eye Out For

Fortunately, the most obvious people to avoid online are those who have some sort of motto or lifestyle creedo, blazoned across their header right under their name. It won't be inspiration, motivational, or reasonable, but they'll think it is. Which is all the more reason for you to swipe left and get out before it's too late.

Take Your Time Back

"Don't waste my time"

sjbigs

This one, I just immediately swipe No, like theres your precious time bro

BlueberryB-tch91

Wearing Their Awful Flag Proudly

Any time someone describes themselves as an "a--hole"

I think it's meant to be cute and cheeky but why would I wanna spend time with someone who freely admits they're a jerk?

sleepyhollow_101

Point Is, It's A Bad Quote

"If you can't handle me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best"

ordinarybloke1963

I remember a stand-up having a great response to this quote.

"This statement was made by Marylin Monroe, who killed herself. That, or she was murdered by the government. All we know is that at least one person really couldn't handle her at her worst."

TogarSucks

Except there's no proof she ever said it.

Tkieron

Have your standards, have your prerequisites, and know what you want in a potential partner. Above all, never feel bad for declining someone because they feel the need to let you know their a d-ck.

Keep your dignity.

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