"Specifically calling out these qualities can signal that you're anything but." Don't immediately discard the potential match; instead, proceed with caution, suggests Roberts.
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"If he isn't willing to provide more photos, he may be hiding something about his looks, usually his age or weight," says Virginia Roberts, an online dating coach in Seattle.
Or it could signal something more troublesome if the profile's also low on written details, cautions Laurie Davis, founder of online dating consultancy e Flirt Expert and author of Love @ First Click: He may not be taking online dating seriously if he's not devoting much time to his profile. Most online dating sites allow you space to say more about yourself, in addition to answering the form questions and prompts.Before you write him off, Roberts advises looking at the rest of his profile. If not, Roberts says, "It's way more telling whether his attention is balanced in messages and on actual dates with you."Follow us on Twitter.You're getting a glimpse of his baggage, she says, and everyone has baggage. The first couple of emails can give you a clearer sense of his flexibility. It may also mean he doesn't know how to interact with women or pursue a relationship naturally, adds Roberts. Translation: He wants a woman with a fit physique, says Davis. On the other hand, "I" is the easiest way to talk about yourself in the narrative section of an online dating profile.Or it may mean he likes ladies who enjoy getting dressed up and putting on makeup. If so, ask yourself if that's consistent with your lifestyle and what you're looking for in a match. So focus on the context and whether the "I" statements sound like bragging.He wants a woman who likes hiking, spending time with family, dogs (specifically his two black labs), nonfiction, the mountains over the beach, traveling abroad and trying new cuisines. Long lists "usually mean that your match has had a lot of bad experiences—and probably a terrible divorce—so he's looking to avoid these issues in the future," says Davis. Still, you shouldn't necessarily steer clear of this man.In the end, however, Davis says it's perhaps the least egregious of the red flags. "Many people translate differently on the page from what they are in person," says Davis. "Language is often indicative of someone's true intentions, so over-sexualizing a public profile shows he isn't selective and may be one-track minded." Roberts agrees, saying that kind of profile is "basically flirting with anyone who finds him," which doesn't make a woman feel special.