21 Online Dating Profile Definitions

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21 Online Dating Profile Definitions

Imagine this. You've narrowed down your search to the top 5 online dating profiles that you think will rock your world. You like his profile. He thinks you're hot. You're getting ready for the first date and pause and wonder, "Will they look like their profile?" The excitement and anxiety builds up as you get closer to the agreed upon meeting spot. You've been disappointed in the past. Will they be recognizable?

These are all valid questions and feelings singles looking for love online experience before a first date. In my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, I provide some common profile definitions to guide you on your search.

 

WHAT THEY SAY   

Male: 5'7"                   

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male: 5'5" or less

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male: Wearing baseball hat

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male: Bald or little hair


WHAT THEY SAY

Anyone: No photo

WHAT THEY MEAN

Anyone: Not attractive

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Female: Age 36-39

WHAT THEY MEAN

Female: Age 40-50

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Female: Weight 135 pounds

WHAT THEY MEAN

Female: Weight over 150 pounds

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male or Female: No weight listed

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male or Female: You don't want to know

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male: No income stated

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male: I can't afford you

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Female: No income stated

WHAT THEY MEAN

Female: It doesn't matter

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male: Coffee dates only

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male: Been doing this for too long. You may not be worth lunch or dinner

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Female: Coffee dates only

WHAT THEY MEAN

Female: I have other dates booked for lunch and dinner

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male: Separated

WHAT THEY MEAN

Male: Married and unavailable

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Female: Separated

WHAT THEY MEAN

Female: I want to have sex and will you pay for my divorce?

 

WHAT THEY SAY

Male or Female: I'm best friends with my ex

Article contributed by
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Julie Spira

Dating Coach

Julie Spira is a top online dating expert, bestselling author, dating advice columnist and coach, and media personality.  She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and is writing The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners. Julie's been featured and quoted over 500 times in the news for her expertise on online dating and relationships including ABC News, BBC, CBS CNN, Cosmpolitan, E! Entertainment, ELLE, FOX, Galtime, Glamour, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, New York Post, New York Times, Psychology Today, WIRED and Woman's Day. Her dating advice has appeared on eHarmony, JDate, Match, and Zoosk. Visit Cyber-Dating Expert.com and share your online dating stories. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira and Like Julie on Facebook.

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