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Looking for love is probably one of the toughest missions a hooman can set out on, apart from staying in love happily ever after. All jokes aside, the Pew Research data has shown that nearly half of U.S. adults – and a majority of women – say that dating has become harder in the last 10 years.

As if that wasn't enough, the worldwide pandemic and uncertain times we live in have made people reevaluate their dating priorities, as more singletons now read people’s bios on dating apps instead of just swiping based on looks. We all seek lasting connection, and a good dating bio can surely give you at least a distant prospect of it, right?

Well, except that a nice dating bio is not a common occurrence. On the contrary, people who’re in the dating scene keep coming up with introductions that are weird, questionable, arrogant, you name it. Below is a selection of the most eyebrow-raising ones that will make you wonder what on earth they were thinking!

To find out what a good online dating profile should sound like to give you real chances of finding your other half out there, as well as what mistakes to avoid in a bio, we spoke with Alex Wong. Wong is a professional copywriter and content strategist who “helps people capture more leads, traffic, and sales by 'hijacking' their prospects' minds with irresistible content.”

Among his many different copywriting services, Wong offers dating writing services for both men and women that he says will double people’s matches and dates. Whether you’re on OKCupid, Tinder, Match.com, POF, Bumble or Hinge, Wong will ghostwrite a compelling dating app profile that helps people get that coveted in-person date.

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Part Of The Time-Honored Tradition Of Making A Dating Profile That Demands Everything And Provides Nothing

Part Of The Time-Honored Tradition Of Making A Dating Profile That Demands Everything And Provides Nothing

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Conservative core values *and* be open minded? He wants Schrödinger's girlfriend.

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Alright Let’s Calm It Woman

Alright Let’s Calm It Woman

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Found On A Dating Site. Why Create A Profile When You Hate Women So Much?

Found On A Dating Site. Why Create A Profile When You Hate Women So Much?

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Wong told us that some of the most common mistakes people make when writing their profile are just being bland and generic. “There is nothing that sets them apart from the thousands of other profiles. It's important to find ways to stand out and present yourself in an interesting way,” he explained.

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Another common faux pas is failing to spend time thinking about what you want in a partner or relationship. “Your profile should clearly show what type of person and relationship you are looking for. This helps to attract your ideal prospects and filters out those who are poor matches.”

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And Now His Bio Is Blank... Probably Cause He Realised No One Enjoys Seeing This

And Now His Bio Is Blank... Probably Cause He Realised No One Enjoys Seeing This

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In terms of general population I can sort of agree we need fewer "tries to be a Kardashian" and the "offended and have rights" brigade, but the rest is just...ugh. Especially the BMI thing 🤦🏻‍♀️

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First Time I’ve Personally Come Across One Of These Trash Bios

First Time I’ve Personally Come Across One Of These Trash Bios

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is one toxic person. If only he had gotten medication for his mental health.

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This Guy Is A Literal Content Gold Mine. I Don't Think Any Woman Would Want To Date You Buddy

This Guy Is A Literal Content Gold Mine. I Don't Think Any Woman Would Want To Date You Buddy

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

of cause she has to likes a**l...cause you're an perfect a*shole

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“Another common issue I see with profiles is poor quality photos. Their photos are blurry, poorly lit, with bad angles, etc. It’s important to include a variety of interesting photos to show prospects who you are and what you have to offer,” Wong explained.

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Well That's Interesting

Well That's Interesting

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“Women Hate Good Men Like Me”

“Women Hate Good Men Like Me”

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Can't Imagine How He's Still Single

Can't Imagine How He's Still Single

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Your profile is one of the most important aspects when it comes to determining your success online, Wong argues. “Since prospects can’t see you in person, they can only rely on your profile to determine whether you're worth getting to know you better. And you only have a second to do this.”

“Besides your profile, your texting skills, getting matches engaged, setting updates, and filtering poor matches are also critical,” he added.

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A Nice Girl On Tinder

A Nice Girl On Tinder

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a lot tamer than the other posts because it seems to be made for fun? Not sure

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Idk How He’s Never Been On A Date Before. He’s A Total Catch

Idk How He’s Never Been On A Date Before. He’s A Total Catch

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwww the racist, incel virgin. My goodness what a catch. In a couple years he’ll be proud of this conservative values too

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The Choosing Beggars Of Tinder

The Choosing Beggars Of Tinder

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When it comes to the main features of a good dating profile, Wong said that it should have an engaging, well-written bio/prompts and a good collection of photos. “When writing your profile, spend some time thinking about what you have to offer and what you are looking for in a partner. Think about interesting traits, hobbies, and experiences that you can include in your bio.”

Wong also suggests having at least 4-6 great photos. “Generally, it's best to include a mix of pictures showing different aspects of yourself. Avoid putting photos together that are too similar, and save sunglasses photos for the end. It's also best to use not more than 1 selfie and 1 group photo.”

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Just Went On Tinder And Saw This Bio... Well I Am No Cute Girl But Holy, That's A Very Nice Idea Xd

Just Went On Tinder And Saw This Bio... Well I Am No Cute Girl But Holy, That's A Very Nice Idea Xd

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good news! They just found a better treatment for cryoaudiovascularmalexia (CAVM). A regular (2-3/days) application of a cricket bat on your family jewls. The cricket bat must generate an impact in the range of 3500-4700N. A good thing is that there are no requirements regarding the person who applies the treatment: men, women, cute, not cute... even cows could do the job. Don't need to say thanks.

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I'll Laugh At How You Think Your Opinion Matters

I'll Laugh At How You Think Your Opinion Matters

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gee, I wonder why she's tired of filling out online dating profiles? Could it be because she's a vapid shallow individual who doesn't actually have enough personality to fill a profile?

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I’m On A Dating App With Fake Name And Pictures And I Super Liked You But I Expect You To Talk To Me First!

I’m On A Dating App With Fake Name And Pictures And I Super Liked You But I Expect You To Talk To Me First!

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Wong also shared a couple of general rules for photos:

- Be sure to smile;

- Include your hobbies and activities;

- Minimal group shots;

- Minimal selfies;

- Minimal sunglasses photos;

- Only photos within the last 2-3 years.

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Do You Think His Wife Wrote This?

Do You Think His Wife Wrote This?

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When She Puts Her Red Flags Up Immediately

When She Puts Her Red Flags Up Immediately

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I'm Not Even Sure What To Say Abt This Bio

I'm Not Even Sure What To Say Abt This Bio

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Having said that, Wong also reminds everyone to remember that online dating takes time. “Although dating apps have made it easier to meet people, it has also increased the level of competition. Anyone can sign up for an account. I think people expect instant results when this isn’t the case,” he said.

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Moreover, according to the professional copywriter, “users should constantly be testing and tweaking aspects of their bio, photos, texts, etc. to see what works. You can’t expect to get results if you don’t put in the work.”

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Guy Uses Tinder Like He's Ordering A Mail Order Bride

Guy Uses Tinder Like He's Ordering A Mail Order Bride

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

@Joonscrab. I fully agree with you. I signed in just to update you and to comment this. So, this is my first comment in this site. Before down voting me, please understand I'm a woman who has lived my whole life in india. I know western countries have "incels" but most of the men here are just the same. Most of them don't know how to cook, or clean. Those living in hostels , bring clothes to their home to get washed. In most families men goes to work and come back and relax, while women goes to work after finishing house chores, taking care of kids, and cooking, and come back to do the same. There is no concept of me time for women. No sexual freedom. No dressing freedom. There are men who are not like this. But they are not just less common, but rare. I wish my country will become less narrow minded atleast in another few decades

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I Feel Bad For Whoever Fran Chooses As His Wife

I Feel Bad For Whoever Fran Chooses As His Wife

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Ah The Latest And Greatest From Tinder

Ah The Latest And Greatest From Tinder

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There's Only One Point Circled By The Op On Twitter, But There's A Lot To Unpack Here

There's Only One Point Circled By The Op On Twitter, But There's A Lot To Unpack Here

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The Audacity Of The Unattractive Man Who Wrote This In His Bio

The Audacity Of The Unattractive Man Who Wrote This In His Bio

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can recognise a dozen or more red flags -200. Oh well, better luck next time

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Does Anyone Fit Into This Girl's Insane Bio Requirements?

Does Anyone Fit Into This Girl's Insane Bio Requirements?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Got bad news for her - there's no way Trump's gonna be over 5'10" in 2024

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This Is Tinder, Not Build-A-Bae Workshop

This Is Tinder, Not Build-A-Bae Workshop

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, I am everything on that list, except for pineapple on pizza... that's where you ruined it, boy!

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I Had Low Expectations For Fb Dating Already, But Damn

I Had Low Expectations For Fb Dating Already, But Damn

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Full stops (or periods) and commas. Think about using some. Wait.... Is the Kristy Krab in real life as well, or have i just learned way more about SpongeBob than is good for my childhood?

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#28

This Reads Like A 19th Century Tinder Profile

This Reads Like A 19th Century Tinder Profile

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Dating Site Profile. This Has To Be /S, Right??

Dating Site Profile. This Has To Be /S, Right??

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Me Just Before Going Out Cycling!

Me Just Before Going Out Cycling!

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And after all those a**holes, suddenly a nice-looking dude in an impressively weird Eggo T-shirt, with cute crinkly eyelids and a kind, friendly face. Looks like you saved the best for last -- I would TOTALLY date this guy!

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You Probably Just Eliminated Like 90% Of The Population, And Other 10% Don't Find You Attractive

You Probably Just Eliminated Like 90% Of The Population, And Other 10% Don't Find You Attractive

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

STD goes without saying since duh, obviously you would need to have s*x with an actual live person to catch one..

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