Is Your Online Dating Profile Attracting the Wrong People?

Susan McCord
5 min readJan 12, 2022
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This is a great conversation to have because this is happening with many people who are using dating apps or any other online dating platform today. When you continue to attract the same type of people that aren’t working out for you, there is something within your profile text, or your photos that is encouraging this repetitive pattern.

Pictures are worth 1000 words, so choose wisely when you are uploading photos onto your online dating profile. They can often send out the wrong message and keep you from bringing the right people towards you.

If you are looking for a serious partnership, do not post anything that is of a sexual nature. Classy photos will help keep the “hookup suitors” further away. There is a big difference between being too sexual and showing some class. Half naked photos of yourself will not bring you the partner you are looking for, but they will bring you the one-night stand that you’re not interested in having.

The text in your profile also needs to be altered if you are attracting all the wrong people.

Many people online talk about what they “don’t want” in a relationship, which can be a big turnoff! Your checklist can come off as high maintenance or very pretentious. Your dating profile is not a resume, and it should show who you are in an authentic way. Write about what makes you laugh and what makes you happy. Show your playful side and keep it short and sweet.

Leave them wanting to know more about you.

Giving out too much information is not only dangerous, but it is also way over the top on a dating profile. Most people are attracted to witty and fun profiles. Think about what you would be attracted to. What things make you take notice? Life is much more serious these days, and if you can make someone laugh before they even meet you, there is a good chance that they will be excited to continue getting to know you.

Ask someone to help you with the text in your profile.

When you are looking to change things up with your dating technique, it is always a great idea to get a second opinion from a close…

Susan McCord

Susan McCord (Dear Sybersue) Helps Men & Women Find Love! She is a Certified Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Advice Columnist.