Stay Away From These 29 Online Dating Red Flags

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Online dates is so hard! You have to find the perfect photos, and figure out how to best describe who you are and what you want out of dating. And then add having to sort through horrible people, and you’ve got yourself a grueling pain in the a** process.

But unfortunately, using online dating sites is now ingrained in our society, from apps like Tinder to top dating websites like Match, there are so many sites out there we have to make profiles for. So how do you make the perfect profile? How do you accurately portray who you are and what you want?

Well, we might not be able to tell you what to do, but we can definitely tell you what NOT to do. Just read the following 29 biggest online dating red flags. These are the mistakes you definitely don’t want to make, and if you see anyone’s profile that exhibits these characteristics, definitely swipe left.

These are 29 of the biggest online dating red flags:


Shirtless hot bod with an emoji covering his face = he’s ugly as sin.


When nearly all photos hide the face with filters, Photoshop or large sunglasses.


“I don’t do drama.” I always read this as “I like to cause drama and then pretend I didn’t.”


“Fluent in Sarcasm” = I’m an asshole.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of