Plus, guys have learned to dismiss those generic descriptions since they've been on dates with women who describe themselves the same way but are total duds in person. So instead of writing that you're adventurous, make him really believe it by including a story about that time you took a spontaneous trip to the beach with girlfriends and swam with dolphins.
Not only does this approach make you seem a hell of a lot more interesting, but it also gives guys an easy icebreaker.
Next: Three more hidden turnoffs that are keeping him away!
Mistake #3: You Go Negative You might be tempted to write "Don't message me if you were born before 1970 or live with your parents" in an effort to weed out unsavory characters.
But that can backfire because it makes guys think you have issues or are high-maintenance.
Even ones who meet your criteria will hold back because they'll be wondering what you're going to hate about them.
You went online because there's a huge pool of guys to date, and hooking one is supposed to be easy. According to Internet dating experts, many women are guilty of making these five mistakes online.
So how come you're only meeting losers, or worse, not getting any attention at all? With a few tweaks and maybe a little white lie or two, your inbox will soon be stuffed with messages from guys dying to meet you.
Mistake #1: You Don't Self-Promote You might be hesitant to really play up your assets because you worry it will make you seem cocky or self-involved.
But leaving out interesting info, like how you're awesome at snowboarding or speak two languages, results in a lackluster first impression.
The snag-him secret: Enlist a close friend to help you create your profile.
She'll feel more comfortable highlighting your strengths and cool experiences.
Another trick is to pretend it's a job you're trying to get, not a date, since women tend to find it easier to really sell themselves in a work setting.