Please Stop Saying That You’re “Passionate.”

If you’ve ever been on a dating site or an app, you’ve seen it. Before you is a profile that’s met all of your minimum criteria (age, gender, orientation, distance, etc.) with a set of photos that are compelling enough to draw your finger up the screen for a further scroll. After a brief and cookie-cutter intro about how much they love to travel and hike, they’re not here for hookups, but they are looking for their “forever gym buddy,” you find it: They finish their About or Interests section with the phrase: “I like to have fun!”


No shit, Sherlock.