Some of the classic dating clichés hold more legitimacy than others.
"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.Mason urges users to avoid taking blurry selfies and cautions against portrait shots featuring other people. "And a good photo that’s smiley and in focus is the quickest way to get your message across." Read: How to write your online profile In pics: New London Architecture (NLA) has announced the shortlisted entrants for Don’t Move Improve 2016, a competition celebrating London’s best new home extensions.Comprised of 33 nominations, the shortlist features projects from across the capital, here are a selection..."The word is not offensive to anyone, but let's be honest, most people know what it means," says Duncan Cunningham, director of the The Dating Lab, which runs The Telegraph’s dating service.
Men who choose harmless words like "stocky" or "well built" are also unwittingly awarding themselves extra layers of blubber.Because of this, women place a higher value on a bad boy's affection because it's harder to get. If a woman dates a ton of bad boys in her early 20s, by the time she hits her late 20s, she will likely be done with bad boys and searching for a nice guy.Timing is everything, which brings us to our next cliché."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."It’s too contrived." Faced with the pressure to write well and avoid clichés, it’s tempting, perhaps, to take the easy option and dash off something brief and ungrammatical, much as you would a text.But according to one user on Muddy Matches, the rural dating site, this is likely to scupper your chances.