Face it fellas. Online dating is here to stay. A recent survey says approximately 49 million people in the U.S. have tried it and about half of these daters are women. Which means the dating pool is big, but it also means, so is the pool of competition. Yeah, your being compared to millions of other men. So how do you improve your chances to stand out in a sea of profiles? As with everything else there is an etiquette to it. From bare-chested selfies to spelling & grammar, a few women tell us what NOT to do. Read on for some no no’s that will definitely make them swipe LEFT.

Photo No No’s

It all starts with the photo and there is a good, bad and just plain ugly way to go about yours.

“Just a photo from the neck down. Usually means he’s married and doesn’t want anyone to know who he is.” – Jennifer, 30, San Francisco

“Obviously cutting out your ex from your profile pic or speaking bad about an ex.” – Michelle, 38, Boston

“Team jerseys in their photos. Why?” – Brianna, 28, Los Angeles

“I’m not against drinking, but a pic with a drink in hand is a turnoff.” – Amy, 25, Newport Beach

An oldie, but a goodie –
“Shirtless bathroom mirror selfie? JUST NOOOO .“- Jackie, 30, New York

Next up bio and description no no’s…

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Referred to as the “Naughty Dear Abby,” Lora Somoza is a sex educator, advice columnist and the host of the weekly podcast, "Between the Sheets with Lora Somoza." (www.LoraSomoza.com) She is a contributor to Cosmopolitan and Latina Magazine, among others. She has been has been noted sexpert on The Playboy Channel, KABC Los Angeles, KBPI Denver, and The Naughty Show. She has also been a frequent guest on The Dr. Drew Show on HLN.

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