This is an urgent message to any woman who uses online dating sites. You need to read this post very carefully because I’m about to reveal some of the worst online dating mistakes you’re currently making, and some of them are instant deal killers. As most of you know, a couple of weeks ago, I ran a special offer where I’m rewriting some of your online profiles. So for the last week all I’ve been doing is looking at women’s dating profiles. Let me tell you, I’ve been on all the major dating sites, and some of the common mistakes I’ve seen are horrible.

There are 4 major errors which I’m about to reveal to you now, and I’m giving you fair warning. If you make these mistakes, you will NEVER attract the kind of quality, relationship-ready men you’re looking for. Let’s get going shall we?

1. Writing epic novels – Men like online dating profiles to be short and to the point. Maybe it’s because some men have short attention spans, but it should be as if we’re reading an ESPN review of a big football game. All the important stuff is in there, but it isn’t boring. I’ve seen some profiles this week that made me feel I was reading War and Peace. Guys don’t need to know every tiny detail about you. That’s what getting to know you is all about. What else have I seen you doing on your profiles? Well, this mistake is an instant attraction killer…

2. The man hating bitch – Some profiles were obviously written by women with serious issues from past relationships. Some of them actually read like ransom notes. “If you’re the kind of man who likes to have sex, and then roll over to start playing games on his phone, then you can forget it. I want a man who pays attention to me after sex, and doesn’t start texting his friends telling them what we just did.”

Now, OK, this woman has a point. It’s not nice to start texting friends after sex when he should be in the moment, but warning men on your profile like that isn’t attractive. What does it say about you? It tells me you have issues. It also tells me you’re just waiting for a man to screw up so you can take his balls and put them in the juicer! It’s as if you’re telling off a naughty child and it isn’t attractive.

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3. List writing – “I want a man who is strong, emotional, who likes children, who likes musicals…” You write a list of everything your ideal man needs to be, and everything you are. Of course, your ideal man has to be everything on your list too. If one attribute is missing, he’s no good for you. It’s like you’re grocery shopping. “I need eggs, milk, chocolate, and some aspirin because writing all these lists has given me a headache!”

4. The human travel brochure – It’s amazing you like to travel. Lots of guys like to travel too. But we don’t want to see 20 years-worth of holiday snaps either. We want to see pictures of you, not rolling hills and beaches. In most holiday photos, we have to squint to find you, and you’re normally standing in a group of people so we don’t know which one is you anyway.

A good photograph is so important to men when they’re looking for a woman online. You need a couple of recent pictures, that give an accurate representation of what you look like today, NOT 5 years ago when you were 20 pounds lighter. Don’t pretend you’re something you’re not or you’ll attract the wrong men. It sounds shallow, but men need to know there’s some kind of attraction there or we won’t contact you at all.

The trick to meeting men online and writing a good dating profile is to keep it simple. We want to see what you look like, we want to know you’re fun to hang out with, and we want to know you’re not going to mother us or break our balls. Most women I’ve seen lately try to sell themselves too much in their profiles.

Remember, guys will get to know you when you start to speak to them. The profile is just about whetting our appetite, and giving us just enough to want to find out more about you. It’s time to ditch the romance novel, telling us how you want a Disney ending, you need to get rid of the holiday snaps, and you need to stop telling us about all the terrible things your ex-boyfriends did to you. We don’t care, and it doesn’t attract us. It sounds blunt, but the simpler you keep it, the more man-friendly your online profile is.