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Sep 28, 2008 @ 12:04 AM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
daisy315


Posts: 7,117
I just got an email from someone that says he lives in California.. yet his search criteria said he was in Alabama.. I replied that he must have forgotten where he lived since he had 2 different states listed.. he replied back.. "are you a fool?" to which I replied "No, but apparently you are, go reread your profile and tell me what yopu see"
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 11:36 AM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
marylou


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Sep 28, 2008 @ 12:43 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
Kenn159


Posts: 3,656
Big red flag is when they suddenly turn into assholes while you are talking to them

Yeah stands to reason if he can't make it through a conversation on the internet without getting angry, then he probably won't make it through a date without doing the same.



Red flag
"Loves to shop"
I'm thinking shopaholic
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 2:44 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
painter007


Posts: 12,941
Psssst...I hate shopping.... Just saying.......
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 4:33 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
DiamondRain


Posts: 12,256
All I can say is if I read just ONE MORE woman's profile that says something like "I'm not into games," I think I'm gonna puke!

That has to be the most ubiquitous and overused cliche in dating profiles anywhere.

MAN... that is annoying (and a useless thing to say)!
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 4:36 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
meanjolene


Posts: 475
DR, I agree. Anyway, if they're not into games, they are probably dull as dust. I personally like someone who can play...
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 4:50 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
DiamondRain


Posts: 12,256
You shed it schweetheart!

What the heck is the point of a relationship without a few games? That's the best part!
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 5:42 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
Carol386


Posts: 2,214
what are games without toys
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 6:49 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
missliss78


Posts: 7,665
Maybe someone already covered this red flag, but I just came across one....

It's the height/weight ratio.....

Can you envision a man 5'10" tall weighing in at 90 pounds?

So he says..........

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Sep 28, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
daisy315


Posts: 7,117
I got an email with that discrepancy.. I emailed him back and told him he was too skinny
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 7:41 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
jamminjerry


Posts: 3,544
with most of the female scammer hits i get the weight is usually over 200 lbs. 1/2 the time its 250!!! LOL
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 9:27 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
signme


Posts: 16,685
I really laugh at the height wt thing with the male profiles. So many guys are 5'10" and post average build but weigh from 130 - 250 lbs! But they are all average!
I finally added to my profile that I will not answer any first emails with a request for IM in it.
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 10:24 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
Kenn159


Posts: 3,656
To Paint




The people that tell you their whole life story in an unsolicited email.
It screams desperation, or even more likely a scammer.

A women with a grocery list of what a man has to do for her, for instance can you make me smile, can you make me laugh, can you spoil me, can you, can you etc?
It starting to sound like a one way only for her convenience relationship that she seeks, and not a partnership.
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Sep 28, 2008 @ 10:32 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
youbetcha


Posts: 10,556
"The glass is half full" almost every has that one No drama is another - no drama, no life and life isn't always good...just sayin'
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Sep 29, 2008 @ 1:49 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
custis


Posts: 890
"we should each be able to support ourselves"

Hear hear on that one. I have seen so many women stuck with poor losers who refuse to work. There is a young couple in their twenties living next door to me who have a toddler baby girl. They are barely scraping by on handouts from churches and other assistance. I have given the guy several tips on where he could have a job for the asking, but he just won't get off his lazy ass and go get one. It makes me feel so bad for that poor little baby girl of theirs, she is such a little sweetheart. What great role models she has.
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Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:01 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
Merchitown


Posts: 8,111
Kind of a change of topic, I just received this in my mail...

"Ever had an interest in talking with a married man? I'm 34, white, financially stable, educated and athletically built. Looking to meet someone like you from ***** who is interested in fufilling hidden fantasies."


WHAT???

I'm starting to understand why women do have alot of Do Not EVEN Think it's up on their profiles...I'm gonna have to edit mine...
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Sep 29, 2008 @ 11:05 PM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
SpiritOrnery


Posts: 22,272
Anything that says travels for work. First email says they are in UK or Africa. Anything that has several locations or several types of work. One in the profile and one in the what type of work space and a different one in the email they send you.

Long walks esp if they are on the beach. I hate sand in my shoes. I used to live on the beach. You can get sick of the beach. Besides, people that live on the beach usually hate the tourists...those damned beach walkers.

People that say they dont drink yet put wine tasting in things they like to do. Reminds me of Monica Lewinski. 'I did not have sex with that woman.'

People that post their email all broken up in their profile and people that shoot me their info or their life story in the first few emails. I know they have not read the profile and just wonder how long it will be before I can run them off.
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Sep 30, 2008 @ 6:36 AM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
KnittinKitten


Posts: 145
Goodness Gracious, I received the Alabama one....and just yesterday, one from the 90 pound weakling. I usually don't point out these Red Flags to them, I don't want them to get any smarter...it will be too difficult to spot them.

Hmmmmm, I wonder, Diamond Rain, do you think I'm TOO OLD to learn to play games? (Actually, I know some VERY good games...but, I only play them in private....with someone special...does THAT count?

I'm looking for excitement....but, something in between the drama of O M G and Weeeeeeee....there's gotta be a happy compromise there somewhere.?

Fondly,

Red Hot (oops, I mean HAT) Mama

KK
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Sep 30, 2008 @ 7:59 AM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
katydid438


Posts: 7,589
KK...
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Sep 30, 2008 @ 8:59 AM Red Flags and Cliches in Profiles    
Merchitown


Posts: 8,111
LOL ooohhh I wanna be KK when I grow up!
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