Cliche Phrases in Online Dating Profiles

Cliché Phrases to Avoid in Your Online Dating Profile

In order to find a good match when you're dating online, you should know that it all starts with a good profile. YourTango has compiled clichéd phrases to avoid using if you want to find that perfect love connection.

Looking for love? Don't use these lame phrases in your dating profile.

There are so many lame clichés and phrases in dating profiles. If you're really serious about finding love, you should avoid them all — especially the ones that make you sound pandering and obsequious for a relationship. Be you, own it, and the right person will find you. How will your soul mate know that you're unique and interesting if you sound like a boring, packaged caricature? Here are the top five phrases to avoid in your online dating profile:

1. I love to laugh. Oh really, you're the one person who loves to laugh? Who doesn't love to laugh? We all do. Is there someone who loves to cry? I would love to read an online dating profile that states, "Hi, I'm Janet and I love to cry. If you love to cry as well, please reach out so we can cry together. I just love it! We can cry all night long listening to John Mayer." Saying you love to laugh is like saying you love oxygen. Do you also love food? Laughter, food, and oxygen are all part of the living experience. We should stop announcing it as if it makes us unique.

2. Work hard but play harder. Those who actually work hard don't go around telling people, "I work hard but play harder." They just work hard. If you are truly working hard, you won't have time to talk about it. I'm sure Albert Einstein would credit his success to working hard but playing harder, "How I invented the theory of relativity? I work hard but play harder. Duh!"

3. I love traveling. People often express how much they love traveling on their dating profiles, yet most pictures are selfies inside their house. I think these people like to "travel" to different rooms in their house taking self-portraits: "Look at me traveling to the undiscovered world of the bathroom. Here's a picture of me in front of this shower curtain." If you love to travel, that's great. Share details about exciting or special trips you've been on, but don't be generic about it. Would you ever meet someone at a bar and say: "Hey, it's nice to meet you. Do you love to travel? No?! I have to go. I will not talk to a man who doesn't love to travel. I want to go to Sweden someday."

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