The online dating profile mistakes women make

Your next ex-girlfriend. Illustration: John Shakespeare Photo: John Shakespeare There seems to be quite an online cottage industry nowadays advising men what not to do on their dating profiles. Better still, other users of these services love to name and shame dudes who fall afoul of the namer and shamer’s self-constructed etiquette for advertising oneself for sex, marriage or penpal. Me? I enjoy being hit on by petite brunettes with blue eyes and their own machine learning startup who dig older men and long chats about Douglas Hofstadter, but will settle for a petite brunette with blue eyes.  However, you can’t be that specific in something as irreproachable as a Tinder bio, lest the alchemy of attraction is reduced to a biochemical bubble bath we all flail about in, rather than the transcendent co-joining of souls most petite brunettes wish it to be. I’ve almost outgrown my blogger roots as Fairfax’s retrosexual relationship piñata but…


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