Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile

eHarmony director lists useless buzzwords
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Updated Feb 19, 2012 12:44 PM CST
Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile
No luck in online dating? Maybe your profile needs a revamp.   (Shutterstock)

Single this Valentine's Day? Then perhaps you'll be interested in this advice from an eHarmony senior director. Grant Langston tells Time the five most overused, meaningless phrases you should take off your online dating profile right now:

  • Down to earth: What does that even mean? No one knows. Plus, "even the most superficial, narcissistic person in the world thinks they’re down to earth, so that one is particularly ridiculous."

  • I love to laugh: This is just silly. Everyone loves to laugh. "You think it shows that you might have a good sense of humor, but it’s just universal pulp."
  • I can't believe I'm doing this: It may make you feel better to put this little disclaimer on your profile, but "it kind of degrades the process."
Click for the complete list. (Read more Valentine's Day stories.)

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