Decoding the True Meaning Behind Popular Phrases Used on Dating Sites
Yeah, I've Heard That Line Before
Online dating is a very popular way to meet a new special person in your life. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a soulmate or a hookup, chances are, you can find someone on the same page with you. Of course, this means you've got to weed through a lot of really "interesting" people and online profiles. After going through profile after profile, some phrases appear more often than others. Some phrases are so overused, they've become annoying online dating cliches.
If you are new to the online dating scene, you might need a little help trying to decode the true meaning behind many popular phrases you will encounter online. You also don't want to become an online dating cliché either. It is OK to use a phrase or two in your own profile, but you want to avoid looking like everyone else. I am here to help you determine the true meaning behind many phrases you will see while looking at profiles on dating websites.
Phrase Used On Site... Then the Actual Meaning
"I like to stay drama-free. I am looking for someone who also wants to be drama-free."
Real meaning: I have two restraining orders out on my exes. I am looking for someone who is not a psycho this time.
"I live with two roommates. They are really great and I've known them all my life."
Real meaning: I live with my parents.
"I am a few pounds overweight."
Real meaning: I am 50 pounds overweight.
"I am a little overweight."
Real meaning: I am 100 pounds overweight.
"I am very curvy."
Real meaning: I am a female and I am overweight.
"What you see is what you get."
Real meaning: I am not changing for you and I am brutally honest. I might make you cry.
"I am trying to find myself."
Real meaning: I don't have a job.
"I love to workout. Fitness is important to me."
Real meaning: I am skinny and you'd better be, too.
"I love to curl up on the couch and watch a movie with my girl."
Real meaning: I can't afford to take you out to dinner.
"I like to have fun."
Real meaning: I like to party. I hope you enjoy drunken binges.
"I enjoy going to bars or clubs."
Real meaning: I like to party hardcore. I want someone that is willing to hold my hair when I vomit.
"I have a shaved head."
Real meaning: I am going bald, but I am pretending this look is a fashion choice.
"Looking for someone stable who has her life together."
Real meaning: I sure hope you have a job. Bonus points if you don't live with your parents.
"I am really good looking and in great shape."
Real meaning: I am conceited.
"I work long hours at a job I love."
Real meaning: You will always come in second. I will spend all my time at the office.
"Let's get together for drinks."
Real meaning: I am hoping to get you drunk. I sure hope you put out on the first date.
"Looking for someone open-minded."
Real meaning: This either means A) I have a sex dungeon in the basement, or B) I like threesomes.
"I would like to keep this relationship private."
Real meaning: I am married. Don't tell my spouse about us.
"Must like children."
Real meaning: I have 6 kids and still want more. I hope you are fertile!
"Must like cats."
Real meaning: I am the cat lady. I am filming for Animal Hoarders next week.
"I like dining out."
Real meaning: I've run out of ideas for this profile. Please just date me.
"Looking for someone serious about a relationship."
Real meaning: I am not picky. I am getting old and I want to try this marriage thing as soon as possible.
"I am tired of women that play games."
Real meaning: I email women on this site all the time and creep them out. I can't figure out why everyone keeps blocking me.
"The perfect date to me is going out for dinner, then maybe drinks, or a little dessert. We can see where it goes from there."
Real meaning: I sure hope you put out after I spend so much money on food and drinks.
"I am pretty sarcastic."
Real meaning: I am pretty rude, but I'll try to pass that off as humor.
"My friends tell me I am good looking, nice, and fun to be around."
Real meaning: I am pretending to be modest, but I believe I am awesome.
"I am really laid back."
Real meaning: If dating you means I have to get off the couch a lot or deal with any drama, I am not going to be very happy.