Dating

What These Things Really Mean When Seen On Her Dating Profile

There are some terms you can find on a woman’s dating app profile that might mean something you didn’t see coming. That’s why it’s so important to take a closer look at her bio. You’ll save yourself from BS and won’t get the wrong idea about her. To help, here are 10 things she might mention on her dating profile and what they really mean.

  1. A jumble of letters. If you see four letters grouped together on her profile, such as “ISFJ”, you might be stumped, but these are Myers-Briggs personality types. FYI, “ISFJ” means “Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judgment (J)”, and it refers to the personality type known as the Logistician. Definitely worth Googling if you spot these on her profile!
  2. 4/20 friendly.” If you see this on her dating profile, it basically means that she’s into smoking marijuana or doesn’t mind if you do. This one is probably pretty obvious, but I’m sure some people would be confused (particularly if you don’t partake).
  3. She calls herself a unicorn. This might mean one of two things. Either she thinks she’s a unicorn, which is basically a great GF that’s so amazing she’s of mythical proportions (talk about being vain!), or she’s someone who has casual sex with couples. Better to double check on that one before you make any assumptions.
  4. “I love to laugh and have fun!” Seeing this on her profile can be a great sign that she’s an upbeat, fun person, but be careful. If she doesn’t seem to have much else written on her profile, maybe she’s just sticking to the tried-and-tested sentences she thinks will impress potential dates.
  5. “I’m just checking out the online dating scene.” Yeah, it might mean that she’s just subscribed and is taking a look around, but who really does that? Maybe what she really means is that she’s looking for something without strings but she doesn’t want to come across in an unflattering light. Well, she’s basically saying, “Don’t get too attached.”
  6. She writes about what she hates. It might be refreshing to encounter a woman who’s open about what she doesn’t like instead of listing all her passions. For example, she might say, “I hate those long walks on the beach” or “I hate sugar-coating things.” But this could also signal that she’s either trying too hard to be different, get attention, or she’s got a sarcastic, even negative, streak.
  7. “I’m blessed to have an amazing life.” If everything seems too perfect about her life, maybe she’s really overcompensating for the gaping hole that’s in her soul. Come on, no one can be excited about everything all the damn time!
  8. “I don’t get to meet guys in my line of work…” Why is she making an excuse for the fact that she’s on a dating app? She seems to be getting defensive already, or perhaps is sick and tired of being asked, “Why are you single?” from annoying loved ones. There’s also the chance that not getting to meet guys in real life is really code for not being a very approachable person, but you’ll have to give her a chance to find out if that’s the case.
  9. “I’m a chilled person.” Why would she be using terms like “mellow,” “carefree,” “chilled,” or “not a fan of drama” on her bio? Probably because she thinks those are the qualities men are looking for in their partners. Word of warning: if she’s trying too hard to come across as someone who’s all those things, you have to wonder if she’s really a drama magnet in real life! Sometimes what people say about themselves is actually the opposite of how they behave when you get to know them.
  10. “I’m tired of meeting jerks.” This is a sign she’s dated her share of players, lazy guys, and/or toxic people. She’s hoping to weed out the losers in favor of genuine guys. But be warned: if she’s had a long history with bad boys, chances are she can’t resist them or she doesn’t have dating boundaries in place to prevent people from manipulating her. Both are bad signs. Finally, she could be someone who expects the worst in people, so instead of seeing what guys on the dating app are like and keeping an open mind, she’s already assuming that most of them are going to be assholes. Great.