- Profile names. Just wrap this into the whole 'first impression' thing. I would rather have a screen name that is nonsensical than 'VDSeattle' (I don't care what you meant. Rewind and think about what it sounds like.) 'LuvBelow' (again. Don't care what you meant.) 'INeedANewChick' (Don't we all? Isn't that why we are all online dating? Unless you are into open relationships. Then you fall into a whole different category.) 'TheEmptyVessel' (I get that this is Seattle and we are all emo and shit - but really?!?!?)
- We all have guilty pleasures that we watch on tv... but we don't need to list them on our online profiles. If a dude lists 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Teen Wolf' as their favorite shows - nope. Not going to happen.
- Selfies - Part 1. Okay, we've all done them. We are all allowed one, maybe two, on our profiles. If ALL of your pics are selfies - you should probably know two things: #1. I'm assuming you have no friends to take an occasional picture of you. #2. I can probably see up your nose.
- Selfies - Part 2. There is no excuse for ever taking a picture in the mirror while you are flexing. This is not okay and you are a tool. It is only okay to take pictures of yourself in the mirror when you need outfit approval from your best friend and then you delete them immediately (not that I have ever done that - I can totally dress myself).
- Selfies - Part 3. What is with dudes taking pictures in their cars?!?! I only do this when I have left the salon and again need best friend approval on my new hair cut/color before anyone else sees me. But seriously. Why? Why are so many selfies taken in cars? Is it the lighting? Is it the angles? What? I'm confused and it makes me unbelievably annoyed.
- Outdoor pics. I appreciate an outdoorsy guy, I really truly do. But I would love to see that you don't live your life on a mountainside dressed in head-to-toe Patagonia gear. Would you want to see all of my pics in head-to-toe Lululemon doing CrossFit? No. I get that you are active and that's awesome - but what else do you do? You probably don't hike Rainier every weekend (and if you do, I apologize, but you are WAY too outdoorsy for me. Turns out, I'm outdoorsy in that I like drinking on patios.)
- For the love of all things holy, please stop lying about your height. When you say you are 5'11" and we meet and you are shorter than me - it's not because I spontaneously sprouted three inches. It's because you are only 5'8. Just own it.
- 'Hey gorgeous. Don't you think we'd make a great looking couple? '. No 'ChiseledChuck'. I don't.