Online Dating 101: Is Mentioning Sex In Your Profile… A Turn-Off?by Scott Alden on November 01, 2011
We’ve noticed a bit of a trend here on HowAboutWe as of late. In response to the profile question prompt, “My Perfect Sunday: ____________” many members list “Sex” as part of the day’s agenda.
Well. They’re being honest. And most of us would probably count a little sexy time as a component in any “perfect” day, right? The question is — does including this bit of information in your profile send a different message than you might intend?
In a perfect world, everyone is mature and understands that, just because a person is open about their desire for sex, that doesn’t mean that it’s all that they’re interested in. And it certainly doesn’t mean that they’re automatically interested in sex with YOU.
However, an online dating profile is the equivalent of talking to strangers. Many strangers. All at once. About how much you like sex.
We thought we’d put the question to you — does a mention of sex in a person’s online profile affect their chances with you? How so?