People write all kinds of things in their profiles because it’s what they think others want to hear. (Keyword: think) Let’s take a look at 7 of these generic lines and then define what they actually mean.
1. What you say: I’m just as comfortable in a little black dress (or tux) as I am in jeans and a T-shirt.
What you’re trying to say: I can be ready for any occasion so you don’t think I can’t be your date to something important to you.
What we know you really mean: Honestly, I’d rather be in my oversized sweatpants on the couch most nights (hello, this is 2020 standard attire anyway), but I don’t want you to think I’m a loser, so I’ll tell you I’m just as comfortable in a tux. The reality? I don’t think I’ve ever worn a tux, and if I have, I definitely didn’t tie my own bow tie.
2. What you say: I love to laugh and have fun.
What you’re trying to say: I’m easy-going, light-hearted, and I won’t bring drama to the relationship.
What we know you really mean: I want you to think I’m normal and don’t freak out when I’m losing my “Bachelor” pool or cry when I burn my toast every other third morning.
3. What you say: I’m not looking for a hookup.
What you’re trying to say: I want you to know I’m looking for something serious.
What we know you really mean: I got burned in the past many, many times. I’d actually be up for a casual relationship if we’re not the right fit for the long term, but I know that’s not what you want to hear, so I’ll go in the complete other direction…