To swipe or not to swipe?
If your goal in online dating is to find a long-term relationship, then you must pay close attention to these first impressions that most people make while using dating apps. Below is the list of characteristics you must consider before you swipe right or left.
1. The Non Committed
When someone immediately tells you what relationship they’re only interested in, believe it. People like these usually share this right on their profile, and if you happen to see this, believe them.
We ladies love a challenge, so sometimes, we disregard this (which is considered as one of the biggest mistakes of every online dating user) and then have the most devastating heartbreak.
Don’t fool yourself into believing that you can change a person and get them to commit. If someone says this upfront, listen and accept their words.
2. The Pessimist
If you have encountered someone who rants on their dating profile about how tired they are of people playing games online, or nobody is into a serious relationship these days, or similar, might be an indicator that they are not interested in dating.
This is a sign that they are angry about dating or relationships in general. There’s also a chance that these people will exhibit the same negative energy on dates.
3. The Bragger
Creating a good dating profile is a practice of branding yourself. Where people showcase their best assets and angles. But if you encountered a dating profile that‘s filled with too much brags or reads more like a resume than a personal bio, swiping left is a good choice.
Bragging is a sign of being a narcissist, or you could be dealing with someone who’s really insecure and socially awkward. You could also include those people who make a long list of impossible qualities they’re looking for in a partner.
Move on and save yourself from the stress and disappointment with this person.
4. The Selfie Maniac
Uploading a good selfie or two among your profile pictures is understandable, but too many selfies might be a warning sign.
Even worse? Snapchat pics with filters that distort faces.
Be cautious of someone who only posts selfies. It’s a big no-no to those people who upload selfie photos in bathroom and locker room gym, bikini selfies, and duckface selfies. These come off as self-centered, too sexual, and will give too much expectation.
An ideal dating profile features three types of photos. A clear headshot (not a mug shot), a full body shot, and a photo while executing their favorite hobby.
5. The Party Animal
There’s nothing wrong about having a good time. A couple of drinking and party photos with friends won’t hurt, but too much of it can raise a red flag.
They might be choosing all the photos of them partying because that’s what they are looking for.
A person who is looking for a serious relationship will reflect on the type of pictures they uploaded to their profile because they want to attract potential users who are also looking for the same kind of relationship.
6. The Grammar Nazi Trigger
You can usually spot a person’s bad grammar right on their profile descriptions. It’s either in a faulty sentence structure or their lack of using punctuations.
A person who claims that they graduated college but can barely spell and put together a sentence might be a sign that they’re not the person they made you believe they are. This is also one of the indicators that you are talking to a scammer.
Bottom line is, it’s a major turn off when someone doesn’t know the difference between their and they’re.
7. The Mystery Person
If someone doesn’t show any photos or only posts one photo of themselves where their face is barely visible in it, you should definitely pass on this one.
Without photos or any kind of profile information, how could you possibly know if this person is serious enough about dating?
Creating a good dating profile is your opportunity to shine against other users, and leaving it blank will only show that you are not invested in getting to know someone. Look for online dating profile tips if you don’t know where to start.
8. The Naughty One
Lastly, have you ever encountered a profile where they’re too blatant about their sexuality?
Stay away from these people unless you’re on a dating app known for being all about casual dating.
You might be drawn in it at first, but make sure you don’t waste your time unraveling this mystery if that is not the type of relationship you were looking for.
There are a lot of other reasons on why you should swipe left or right to a person. It is up to you to find out the wrong person. Don’t let the desperation of wanting to be in a relationship ignore major red flags.
You will only regret this in the long-run, but life lessons are what teaches us to be a better version of our selves. So all in all, it’s not such a bad thing.