But according to one user on Muddy Matches, the rural dating site, this is likely to scupper your chances.
Text speak suggests a "don’t care" attitude and a lack of respect for the prospective match. "A picture speaks 1,000 words," says dating psychologist Madeleine Mason, who hosts Passion Smiths, workshops and seminars based on getting Britain’s lonely hearts back in the dating saddle.
"If the woman tries to touch all the bases, for example by saying she loves going out on the razzle, but is equally happy pottering about at home, I’m suspicious," he says.
Even if you’re built like a footballer, or a weightlifter, women may suspect you have a serious Krispy Kreme habit with all the adverse consequences that implies. "Inadvertently, people use clichés which others interpret more cynically," says Cunningham.
Experienced internet dater Andrew Gibson, 47, considers himself an expert at recognising the red flags.
Mason urges users to avoid taking blurry selfies and cautions against portrait shots featuring other people.
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"But if a girl says she's 'up for fun' in a dating profile I immediately assume she’s talking about bed." Appearance is another minefield.
If you’re female and blessed with an hourglass physique, "curvaceous" would be the obvious word to pick.
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