It’s like the cook who garnishes every meal with a sprig of parsley out of habit.
But this is no excuse to treat a girl out to a nice meal to show your interest. Not Kissing on the First Date – (13%) Everything has become fast-paced, especially dating. Sure, it will drive us mad by the third date–but let’s be honest, we all love a little bit of suspense. Taking a Long Walk (Beach, Park, etc.) – (2%) Walking gets the endorphins running.
What are other dating clichés that have worked for you?
So, as a public service, I’m going to tell you what I’ve noticed a lot of women saying in their profiles that is probably not a good idea.
“I’ve got a lot of strong opinions, and I’m not afraid to share them.” In other words, sign here right on the dotted line for a date filled with half-baked ideas gleaned from Sky News and over-confrontational attacks on the welfare system or Madonna.
“I love long walks on the beach/round the city/in the park/up hill and down dale/toward the guillotine in a big floaty dress.” We get it. This effort to sound earthy and romantic and outdoorsy fails and makes you sound boring, clichéd and desperate. ” If you have suddenly woken up from a century-long slumber, I guess it is, yeah.
Disclaimer: I specify that these are cliches for "women" to avoid only because they’re the ones whose profiles I've looked at.