Psychology and Relationships

The No. 1 mistake people make on dating profiles: It's 'one of the biggest red flags,' says chief dating expert

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When it comes to swiping through dating profiles, the balance between being discerning and openminded can be hard to strike.

If you veto anyone who doesn't have what you consider to be a perfect profile, you'll never swipe right. But if you don't hold any kind of standard, you could end up on some pretty disappointing dates. 

One way to narrow down your search is to omit profiles that exude one thing: negativity.

"One of the biggest red flags for a dating profile is negativity," says Rachel DeAlto, chief dating expert at "I'll take the person living in their parents' basement over the person who is negative." 

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