“I Enjoy Long Walks On The Beach” and Other Cliches You Should Avoid In Your Online Dating Profile

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December 14, 2012 ‐ By
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From YourTango

As part of my job as dating expert, I periodically get online and read online dating profiles, both men’s and women’s. I rarely come across a profile that impresses me. Sure, I’m a tough crowd. That’s my job. But while some online dating profiles suck and need to be deleted immediately, most are actually quite decent, except for one common problem: they’re generic.If you’re online and not getting many emails from men or the emails you do receive are from men who don’t interest you at all, it’s likely because your profile is too generic and doesn’t give men a sense of who you really are. As I discuss in How To Find Mr. Right Online, if you don’t convey your unique self in your profile, it’s much harder for Mr. Right to find you.

What does it mean to be “generic?”

Generic means you have no clear “brand,” that you’re just the everyday girl in brown plain wrapping. Sure, you won’t annoy or turn men off with a generic brand, but you won’t get them clamoring to meet you either. Generic is boring and you’re not boring. You’re unique and interesting and the right guy is looking for your brand of woman.

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  • MLS2698

    You should avoid dating online too!

  • IllyPhilly

    I hate long and short walks on the beach, Iraq had enough sand for one lifetime. Be honest and say, “I enjoy going to AC to gamble, I fart in my sleep, and I like Oreo cookies for breakfast. You’ll find your “dream” guy then. LOL

  • Kisty

    This is beside the point, but the title of this piece made me chuckle because I’ve never actually met anyone who takes long walks on the beach, or even claims to do so (and I was born on a Caribbean island!!!)

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