dealbreakers

Gay guys list the Grindr profile quotes that turn them off

Not everyone judges a guy’s profile by the photo — some users actually read the bio and then swipe away because of one of the clichés recently pilloried in the r/askgaybros subreddit.

Below, find some of the quotes from Grindr (and other dating apps) that really grind guys’ gears…

“‘I want love — not just sex, but someone to make memories with and spend my whole life with.’ And then when you message them, they go, ‘Hey, you down to f*ck or what?’ I’m pretty sure that’s what we call mixed signals.”

“‘Quality guys only.’ Never mind the fact that ‘quality’ is highly subjective, but you do you.”

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“‘Please respect my preferences.’ This is always a phrase used to mask ugly prejudices, do not f*cking @ me. You’re part of the problem if you do this. You can justify yourself all you want and go, ‘Well, don’t YOU have preferences?’ or, ’It’s just a dating app for sex; it’s not that deep,’ but you’re still propagating ugly prejudices, so that’s that.”

“‘No pic, no reply.’ It’s even funnier if the profile pic is anything but their face. No one’s going to talk to your bare chest or that picture of the sea that you have as a pic. Get over yourself.”

“‘Not me on display profile.’ I’m sure there’s a completely acceptable reason why you’d use someone else’s bare chest/arms/legs instead of your own.”

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“‘Deleting soon.’ There’s one in my grid that’s said that for 18 months now.”

“‘Bit shy! Message me.’ Seems super common on Tinder and it’s always the people that 1) can’t carry a conversation, 2) have absolutely no interest in meeting up. Guessing they just use the apps for validation. Learned to just swipe left to save some time and effort.”