“They’re trying to protect themselves again,” Gandhi said.“It’s very human, but it doesn’t work in this medium.” Of course, negativity isn’t the only red flag: Rambling on and on in your profile or choosing poor photos (think: too many group shots or bathroom selfies) can also leave a less-than-stellar first impression, De Alto said. “People are drawn to positive, healthy, confident people,” Gandhi said.You were defined by how cool your My Space layout was – animated GIFs, custom CSS and your favorite embedded You Tube video.
I don’t know of any other guys who actually took the surveys on there (like I did eagerly); I also know few women who took the surveys for more than a dozen questions.
Dating in real life is hard enough, but when you venture into the world of online dating, you add an entirely new dimension to your dating game: the online profile.
And that profile can be surprisingly tricky to craft.
Second, the number of dudes in shirtless photos and less engaging profiles shot way up.
Decent guys who really were more descriptive in their profiles were pushed out by the overtly masculine “bros” that dominated the site.