What makes a guy swipe left?
In which we ask three men to get candid on a very hot topic.
“I have three deal-breakers on The first is dating apps. when her profile picture is a group photo, because you can’t tell which one she is. It also shows she’s probably not a very confident person. The second dealbreaker is when she corrects my English. I think we can leave the grammar policing to the third date – when you do it on a dating app, you’ll just come off as a know-itall. The last is when her profile picture doesn’t show her face. It’s superficial, but that’s how the whole app works. We need to be able to put a face to a name in order to make a connection. It’s a huge no-no when we see things like babies, random sunsets, or just boobs (not that I’m complaining!).” “A deal-breaker would be if someone displays just one picture – of a dog or anything that’s not their face – and nothing else. This makes the user suspicious for a number of reasons: 1) they might be using that picture as bait, 2) it makes us guys think that a regular picture of this girl would be… less than desirable and, 3) the user is probably The second deal a bot. -breaker is if her bio lists very high expectations of their match. Almost everyone uses Tinder light-heartedly, so reading a bio like that would make us feel like we might be putting too much on our plate. We’re just looking to have fun and have a decent conversation. The biggest deal-breaker for me is when someone matches with me then asks for advice on working out and nutrition. I’m not on a dating app to give a one-on-one consultation on a 12-week transformation programme; that’s something you should ask a personal trainer!” “Honestly, nothing screams “Go away!” more than a profile picture with a RBF (resting b*tch face) coupled with a bio that goes something like “talk to me first or I won’t talk to you”. Another deal-breaker would be overreacting to messages. Most guys are using dating apps casually, and the last thing we’d want after coming back from a long day of work is a string of messages from a girl asking if we’re still alive. But the top deal-breaker for me would It’s quite a turn-off be when she’s trying to be somebody she’s not. to have someone try too hard to project her ‘ideal self’ just to impress. As cliché as it sounds, being yourself is the best thing you can do on a dating app. If your match can’t live with that, he doesn’t deserve to be with you.”