Online Dating Behaviour To Avoid


Online dating is great, isn’t it! And it’s even greater when you’re doing it right! So with that in mind, we thought we’d offer a little helping hand, some guidance, if you will… all in the name of “doing it right.” Avoid any of the following whilst dipping your toe in the online pond and you can’t go far wrong…

Don’t write “ask me”
If you can’t think of what to write on your profile, or worse, can’t be bothered to write anything on your profile don’t just write “ask me” and hope the messages come flooding in – because they won’t. If you can’t be bothered to write a few lines about yourself and what you’re looking for, it suggests you can’t be bothered to have a relationship. Not a great start!

Don’t write too much
If there’s one thing worse than writing too little on your profile, it’s writing too much. Profile viewers will skip reading your profile text if there’s loads and loads of it, and giving everything away before you’ve even met anyone isn’t very exciting! Save some info for first dates and try to keep the text under 400 words.

Don’t upload photos with a hot male/female
Sure, a couple of photos of you with friends can add something fun to your profile, but if one or more of your photos are with the same, rather attractive friend of the opposite sex, people will wonder who this person is. Even if you are strictly only friends and always will be, photos like these can still be off putting for profile viewers. Think of it like selling your house – Take all your personal possessions away and viewers can imagine themselves living in that house.

Don’t take it personally
You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea. OK, so you both play badminton and you both love cats… you certainly could be a match, but this doesn’t always mean that they’ll feel the same way. Receiving a “thanks, but no thanks” will sting but you shouldn’t take it personally. There could be loads of reasons why they’re not interested right now, and really, they don’t even know you, so why should you take it personally!? Their loss we say! Now, who else likes badminton and cats…

Until next time,

The Just Singles Team.

About the author…


Emma is a Marketing Engagement Executive. She went to Bournemouth Arts University and has a degree in Fashion Studies. She has a love for vintage markets and enjoys nothing more than a weekend at a muddy music festival.