10 Fatal Flaws On Men's Dating App Profiles

Finding Love On A Dating App Is Hard, And These 10 Fatal Flaws On Men's Profiles Make It Even Harder

Liking "The Office" is not a personality trait. Next.

91
views

Dating apps are super popular, but wow can they be disappointing. Mostly, I suppose, if you happen to be interested in men.

The past week or so, I've used Bumble to do a sort of scavenger hunt for the best dating app clichés, and boy has it been rewarding. Below are just a few of the dating app faux pas and overused profile boosters I've noticed so far.

1. The Michael Scott

Giphy

It's not rare for a man's bio to literally just be a Michael Scott quote. Most frequently, one of these:

1. "I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."

2. "'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' -Wayne Gretsky" - Michael Scott

Insert any other Michael Scott quote, though, honestly. We get it. You, like most other people, enjoy "The Office."

2. The Height Bio

Giphy

"6'1." I mean, it's kind of sad. Is that his only character trait? That he's tall? Tell me something that isn't optically obvious.

3. The Vine Guy

Giphy

"I quote too much from Vine." Okay, we all love and miss Vine. But everyone can quote Vines. Impress me. Your profile is like your dating resume—you gotta step up your game.

4. The One-Pic Wonder

Giphy

Oh, silly us, hoping for actual information about this man. His whole profile is just his name, his age, and a photo. Thank goodness I can deduce our compatibility just from looking at one vague, badly-angled selfie.

5. The Friend

Giphy

We've all seen it. The guy who says, "Just here for friends." This is? A dating app? Buddy?? And anyway, Bumble offers both Bumble Date and Bumble BFF. If that's what you want, you can literally just...use the friend one.

6. The Dog Trick

Giphy

The classic, "Yes, you can pet my dog." Do I want to pet his dog? Yes. But if a dog is all he has to offer, I'm not sure it's enough. Stop depending on your innocent doggo to help you score a date.

7. The Mugshot

Giphy

I mean you don't have to hire a professional photographer for the pictures on your dating profile, but why does it look like your only option was to download your inmate photos from the local police department's website? This ain't it, chief.

8. The Jim Halpert

Giphy

We just keep coming back to "The Office," don't we? Every man on a dating app fancies himself your average, everyday Jim Halpert.

This is made evident through his bio, which inevitably says, "Just a Jim looking for my Pam," or, much to my amusement, "Just a Jim Halpert looking for my Dwight Schrute."

I'll admit the second one is funny (albeit overused), but please. Only John Krasinski can claim to be Jim. Next.

9. The Group

Giphy

Oh, the dreaded profile that is exclusively group photos. This isn't a game of "Where's Waldo," pal. Who are you?

10. The Anti-Bio

Giphy

You've probably seen the guy who makes his bio, "I suck at bios." I don't know anything about you, then. If you can't do any better than that, it's a no from me.

So anyway, I guess that's why men's dating profiles all start to blend together after a while. They're really out here saying things like, "I just want a girl who's unique," while their profiles are endless repetitions.

I didn't choose to like men, but it's a fate I've been forced to accept. Best of luck in your own journeys to find love, single guys, gals, and non-binary pals.

Popular Right Now

7 Reasons Why Tinder Is A Bad Idea

When you're sick of being single so you decide to go swipe right for matches. Trust me, its a bad idea.
20943
views

"Are you looking for something serious or just a hookup?"

Face it, Tinder is one of those apps that you download when you reach a low point in your dating life or an app you use to hook up with local hotties. For those of you who aren't aware what Tinder is, it's a "dating app" that is location based. It finds people that fit into whatever criteria you're looking for such as age, sex, and location. You select an age group, which sex you're interested in, and how far in mileage you want them to be from you. Boom! You're all set for the worst dating app in the world and here's why.

1. People are not always who they say they are.

Okay, this guy was really sketchy so I told him I thought he was a catfish, he never responded.. Be sure to investigate every person. Not everyone is who they say they are. Getting catfished is a real thing and people do it on Tinder all of the time. Don't be tricked into thinking you're talking to this really hot guy, because in reality, he probably is this weird old guy that looks like a non-cartoon version of Homer Simpson. Be cautious of all red flags!

2. When getting swipe happy backfires.

When you get a bunch of people in a row that you're not interested in, you keep swiping left really fast and then sometimes accidentally swipe left on a really hot guy. Gone. He's gone! I will never be able to get him back and I'm not paying $2.99 so I can go back and swipe right. So, until we meet again hot guy!

3. Messages that get sent to you that make you feel super uncomfortable.

This is what happens when you make a Tinder.. everyone thinks you're just down to hook up.. WRONG. Sorry dude, you're really attractive and all, but I just met you less than 24 hours ago. No, I will not "slide on you." Ugh, this is what I get for making a Tinder.

4. That awkward moment when you see someone from Tinder in real life, not on purpose.

Sometimes you forget that these people are real and they are in the same area as you. It's just the worst when your having a bad hair day and have a giant pimple and you see someone from Tinder. Its like ahhhhh don't look at me. Or really, you're just ashamed to even have a Tinder and be seen in public.

5. Be careful, your charming personality might get your Tinder matches attached.

This guy, I honestly thought was going to work out. He was actually a normal, cool dude. We talked on Facetime and everything. But then he started to take things too fast and too soon and I got scared. He was trying to be my sugar daddy. He was offering to buy me anything I wanted and how he would drive 200 miles just to see me. So I started to ignore him for days and then we finally stopped talking! Then he took a screenshot of picture of me off of my Snapchat story. I was not happy about it and we haven't talked since! I don't even want to know what he did with the picture.

6. Meeting someone from Tinder for a "date".

So lets say, Tinder actually worked and you find someone you think might be cool and its time to finally meet in person. Its awkward! You don't know if you should hand shake, or hug or even introduce yourself. I've personally been on 3 Tinder dates (don't judge me because they all go to my university and I've seen them in real life prior to the occasion) and only 1/3 has gone well enough to where I still speak to the person.

7. It is sadly addicting.

Why do I always find myself on this app swiping whenever I have the chance? Engaging in conversations with people just because I'm bored and have nothing better to do. Someone take my phone away from me, please.

Tinder is my guilty pleasure. I'm sorry mom.

Cover Image Credit: Haley Rascoe

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

If You THINK You're Too Dependent On Your Boyfriend, You Probably Are

Depend on yourself before you depend on him.

148
views

Don't get me wrong, having a boyfriend and being in love is an incredible feeling. But when you depend on your boyfriend for everything and forget how to do things on your own, it becomes a major problem. You might not see it but your family and friends do. Yes he's your boyfriend and of course, you want to spend every single second with him but you can't carry him around in the back of your pocket for the rest of your life. So here's to the girls who are too dependent on your boyfriends, I think you girls might want to hear this.

First and foremost, I completely understand what it's like to be in love and want to spend every second with your boyfriend. I get that he is one of your best friends, one of the people you can trust the most, one of the sources of your happiness, one of your stress relievers, one of the things that brings you comfort, one of the people you can rant to for anything, one of the people that you can cry to about anything, one of the people that you want to make memories with, one of the people that you want to spend the rest of your life with and so much more.

Did you notice I said one of, for all that? He is just one of the people you can go to for all of that, not the only one. You have friends and family who can do all of that too. And trust me, we want to. While yes you might prefer him to those other people, it's still important to keep your friends and family in the loop of what's going on in your life and it's even more important just to keep them in your life.

When you choose your boyfriend over your friends and family for everything, you're slowly pushing them out of your life. I, and everyone else who's been where I have been, completely understand if you already have plans with your boyfriend, or if something is going on you want to spend time with him. But to blow off your friends every single time for him is a slap in the face to us. Or to invite him to everything we do is another slap in the face. Of course as friends and family, we want to spend time with your boyfriend but it gets awkward third wheeling.

Go out with your family and friends without him sometimes and make tons of memories, as you did before. Rant and cry to friends and family sometimes instead, we care about you and your feelings, just as much as he does... maybe, even more, when you guys are fighting. When you don't talk to or see your friends and family without him there, you're pretty much telling us that you don't like being around us and that by bringing him, it makes it more bearable for you.

With that being said, you have to let him do the same. You have to let him have time for his family and friends without you. It looks super weird that you follow him around like a lost little puppy dog. Let him have time with the guys, without you being there or showing up at some point. To tag along to every little thing he does isn't healthy. Tagging along to everything thing your boyfriend does, probably makes his friends, a little uncomfortable, especially when they want their guy time and you're the only girl and they don't want you to feel awkward or left out. Or his family wants to spend time with just him and catch up.

Do things apart from each other, so when you are together you have stories to tell and pictures to show them.

Speaking of doing things apart from each other. Don't let an amazing opportunity slip away because you have to spend time away from your boyfriend. Did I leave my boyfriend to do the Disney College Program, hell yes I did. Am I going to apply again in August or maybe January? Hell yes, I am. Don't be afraid to explore things without him, even if it makes you uncomfortable, because you never know when you might get a great opportunity again.

Learning to do things alone is scary, I get it. But don't base your schedule around his, I've seen so many girls do this and it just back fries in the end. Unless you have kids, you do not plan your schedules around him or know where he is at every single second.

You never know, one day he might not be there anymore, and if you're always with your boyfriend and forgetting about friends and family, you might not have them either. And then what? Who do you depend on?

I wish you all would learn to depend on yourself before you depend completely on your boyfriend for everything. You are capable of so many things alone. You might feel like your boyfriend completes you and makes you whole, but in reality, you were already complete without him. He's just an added bonus. Don't give up your friends, family, and life because you want to be attached at the hip. You might lose more than you gain by doing that.

This goes for couples who have been dating for all lengths of time. It could be six months or six years.

Related Content

Facebook Comments