) The most common theme is that, by and large, men are not particularly good at selling themselves on a dating profile, either on apps or online—which means they never get a chance to impress upon potential dates their sparkling wit and vibrant personality in real-time messages.
Maybe it’s carelessness, or maybe the inability to put themselves in the shoes of the person who’ll be putting them into the “yes” or “no” pile with a split-second decision.
Regardless, the following dozen mistakes will make anyone swipe left quicker than you can say “hey”—which you shouldn’t be doing, by the way.
It’s one of the 11 Worst Dating-App Message Mistakes Men Make.
You’d think that this one goes without being said, but a significant percentage of dating-app users lead with a picture of someone or something other than themselves.
A picture of anything or anyone besides you is likely to result in the schwiftiest of left-swipes.
(Unless it’s a picture of an adorable puppy that you actually own.
That one might work.) If you feel that your aesthetic heyday was during George W. While it’s tempting to want to lead with a picture of you in your prime, you’re date isn’t going to take kindly to the subterfuge when you show up looking much older.
It may sound trite, but your attractiveness really does hinge on owning who you are, not who you were or indeed who you will be.