If You See Any Of These Things In His Dating Profile, Beware

You can tell a lot about a guy by what he has on his dating profile because what a guy decides to put on there has everything to do with the kind of person he is. If the guy you’re about to swipe right with on Tinder has any of these 14 things on his dating profile, I’m going to go ahead and make a bold declaration: he’s definitely no good.

  1. He Only Has Group Pictures. There’s nothing wrong with having a couple group pictures on your dating profile. Maybe, for whatever reason, he’s not the kind of narcissist who spends a lot of time taking pictures of himself. That’s fine, but having nothing but group pics is annoying because it’s hard for swipers (AKA you) to know who the hell he is. He doesn’t like taking selfies? He’s weird.
  2. He Only Has Pictures Of Himself. Having nothing but group pics is annoying, but so is having nothing but selfies. Like, does he not have any friends? Family? Why is he always alone? What is he hiding? It also makes you wonder if those photos are actually of him or if he’s stolen them from another stranger on the internet.
  3. He’s Basically Naked In Every Picture. Okay, so he has some selfies on his profile. What kind of selfies are they? Are they mirror pictures of him shirtless at the gym that he’s clearly saved via Snapchat and uploaded onto his dating profile? Pass!
  4. There Are Girls In His Pictures. Sure, he could be posing with his sister or maybe a young aunt but you don’t know that for sure. For all you know, the woman he’s hugging is his ex-girlfriend, current girlfriend, or recent sex buddy. Real talk: Why would he post a picture with another girl on his dating profile? It’s like he’s already trying to make you jealous.
  5. There’s A Baby In His Picture. Honestly, if he’s a single dad, he needs to hop off Tinder and sign up for eHarmony. If he’s not a dad and that baby isn’t his, why the hell is it (sorry, he or she) in one of his pictures?
  6. His Bio Is Too Short. Most dating apps (at least last time I checked) require you to put a little something in the bio. Now, I’m not saying his bio has to be lengthy and filled with an impressive vocabulary but it should have enough information on it for you to understand who he is (or at least who he’s posing to be). If all his bio says is, “Nice guy,” I’m going to take a wild guess and assume he’s not a nice guy. Run!
  7. He Talks With Emojis. Emojis are meant to work with words, not in place of them. If his bio consists of nothing but emojis, he sucks. And if his bio has a few words but he also puts a peace sign emoji, a middle finger emoji, the avocado emoji, the tongue emoji, or any other tool-ish emoji, he also sucks.
  8. He Can’t Seem To Spell. Once again, his bio doesn’t have to be a Shakespearean novel but if it’s riddled with spelling errors, go ahead and swipe left. Do you really want a guy who can’t spell? Especially because it wasn’t like he had to quickly get this bio up. He had time to write a little draft, maybe send it to some friends to review, and then post it. All of that and you’re telling me he still has spelling errors?! Ugh, no thank you.
  9. His Bio Says, “I’m Here To Find Love.” Calm down, guy. This isn’t “The Bachelor.” Anyone who says that is either lying or desperate, and neither one is a good look.
  10. His Bio Says, “I’m Not Here For Hookups.” That’s nice of him to say but it’s also a little unnecessary because 1) he’s clearly here for hookups and 2) HE’S HERE FOR HOOKUPS!
  11. He Mentions His Height. If his bio includes his race, gender, height, weight, etc. he’s doing the most. Clearly from his pictures, you can see that he’s a skinny white guy with more fat than muscle. WTF is the point of that?
  12. He Uses The Word “Entrepreneur.” Raise your hand if you’re tired of guys identifying themselves as ENTREPRENEURS. Everyone’s hand should be raised because what does that even mean? “Entrepreneur.” It should mean that he owns his own company but that’s rarely, if ever, the case. For whatever reason, people call themselves “entrepreneurs” because it sounds better than “unemployed.”
  13. He References His College Life. If “Jake” is 26-years-old but has his fraternity symbol in his bio OR some of his pictures are of him in college with his frat, “Jake” has a problem. And we can guarantee you it’s not a problem you can, or would want, to fix.
  14. He’s Trying Too Hard. Take a hard look at his dating profile as a whole. Look at all of his pictures, his bio, and just the entire vibe he’s created for himself. Does it seem like he’s trying too hard to convince swipers that he’s a “good guy”? Trust your gut—if something about his face and words seems disingenuous, swipe left until you find a real one!
Jordan White is a writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona with more than 8 years of experience. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Rhetoric and Creative Writing in 2015 and while there, she wrote for The Daily Wildcat. She has since written for sites including FanBread, and, of course, Bolde. You can find about more her on Facebook. She has a passion for giving her audience something to laugh about and despises the heat more than anything.