Bad Buzz

You may think the buzzwords are effective. Women think otherwise. Stay away from the following.

“Words like ‘discreet’ (wants a skeevy affair), ‘fit’ (no fat chicks), ‘likes to party’ (probably has drinking or drug addiction.” – Beverly, 31, Las Vegas

“Super specific physical traits the person’s seeking. That just screams no substance.” – August, 40, Seattle

“I’ve never been able to get past the profiles to do online dating. My biggest pet peeve is the tired line that is some variation of, “You must be as equally comfortable in jeans and an evening gown.” Actually, anything that starts with, ‘You must’ turns me off.” – Fiona, 37, Orlando

“Looking for an ‘open relationship.’ Look somewhere else.” – Stephanie, 28, New Orleans

“’Looking for fun’ usually means he just wants to get laid.” – Angela, 22, Chicago

“’I’m a fun-loving guy’. What the fuck does that even mean? As opposed to somebody grim who just sits in a chair listening to Nirvana on repeat, clicking the light on and off like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction?” – Georgia, 35 Princeton

“‘I’m a kid at heart’ or ‘I’m told I look years younger than I am’ (or something similar) usually means he a) wants a much younger partner, b) is terrified of aging, and/or c) is older than he admits.” – Jenna, 32, Knoxville

“’They call me the MILF whisperer.’ Seriously read that. I threw up a little in my mouth.” – Jasmine, 39, Minneapolis

And Finally…Run A Spell Check

It may sound like common sense or just plain obvious, but you would be surprised at how many do not check the spelling.

“If you spell anything wrong, it’s a pass.” – Laura, 30, Portland



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About The Author

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." ( 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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