But Vondie Lozano, licensed marriage and family therapist, has some other not-so-obvious flags to add to the list.
Self-description: If the user name or headline is weird, overtly sexual or otherwise inappropriate — Bangyourdaddy, 69Reasons — you can stop there, says Trish Mc Dermott, a founding team member of
Those profile and personality questions are there for a reason (other than relieving your boredom on a Sunday night). The more information you give out about yourself, the better the site is able to match you with someone.
The more you fill out, the better able you are to present yourself. Likewise, you'll also seem more attractive to other users. Plus, the search tool on Ok Cupid, like all search tools, favors those with more information than those without.
Besides, the era of big dating data has plenty of other ways to put your best face forward.