We all take some liberties when describing our personalities on dating profiles. If you’re as tightly wound as a Slinky, you’re obviously not going to describe yourself as “chill” ― but you might say you’re “really organized” and “Type A.”
As a tweet from Daily Beast journalist Erin Ryan reminds us, cutting through those euphemisms and deciphering what people really mean takes some practice:
Yep. Swipe right on “laid-back” dudes with a thing for baseball hats at your own peril.
Ryan’s observation spurred a lively discussion of other dating site bio lines. Below, we rounded up some of our favorites.
doesn't want someone who causes drama=he will cause enough drama on his own— Alyssa Jacobsen (@jacoal7) July 31, 2018
“Just a normal, easy-going guy.” - I have no personality and I would also like for you to do all the things my mother does for me, with a side of very boring sex.— Lacey (@lacey1211) July 31, 2018
“I’m not like all the other guys on here.” = I’m exactly like all of the other guys on here.
"Looking for a girl who doesn't take herself too seriously" is always code for "pls have zero personal or sexual boundaries"— Lauren Halvorsen (@halvorsen) July 31, 2018
“Sunrise yoga” (not trying to generalize)= player— Tehani (@telizs3) July 31, 2018
“Open minded” usually means “has no opinions,” too.— Bill Glover (@Redrage1972) July 30, 2018