Could bad grammar be hindering your search for love?

Whether you’re looking for love online or enlisting the services of a dating agency, one thing is certain, your profile needs to be written perfectly. After all, that is the first glimpse that a potential love interest is going to get into who you are. And we all know that first impressions matter. 

It is becoming increasingly apparent that both men and women are deterred from dating a person if their messages and profiles are riddled with slang, bad grammar, and spelling mistakes. And quite often the most common errors that put people off are the simple ones. Using ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re,’ and improper use of ‘there,’ ‘they’re’ and ‘their,’ are among the most common annoyances when it comes to dating. The biggest ick however, comes down to poor grammar or text speak in text messages. While they are designed to be quick, that doesn’t mean that you should write things like ‘u r’ instead of ‘you are,’ as it gives the impression that the recipient is not worth the effort. 

Have you ever considered that perhaps your spelling and grammar are playing a part in your failing chances of a fairytale forever after? 

For most people, improper use of grammar and misspelling of words is often perceived as sluggish, lazy, inexperienced, and unattractive. Since evolving from meeting in bars to embracing the culture of matchmaking, the key thing to remember is that the first impression a person will have of you is which words you use and how you use them. Your words say a lot about you as a person, therefore it’s important that you take your time to present yourself in the best possible way. 

Let’s consider things differently. When getting ready for a date night, you take the time to get ready and choose an outfit that flatters you and makes you feel amazing. You wouldn’t throw on your Sunday lounge suit to meet a romantic interest because you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself. Similarly, proper grammar helps you express yourself with elegance and clarity. It shows that you are eloquent, sophisticated, intelligent, and self-aware. It’s a way to showcase yourself on the highest pedestal and truly stand out from the crowd.

That said, there are simple tricks that you can bear in mind that will ensure your dating profile and messages portray you in the best possible light.

1-     Proofread. It’s not necessary to rush anything that you publish or send. Take a moment, read what you have written, and make corrections before committing. Those few extra moments aren’t going to put someone off, but a gibberish message might!

2-    Spellcheck. Thankfully, most devices have a spellcheck built in these days, making spotting incorrect spellings easy to pick up and a quick fix. Always run a spell check if you can, but be sure to use correct English, as using US English spelling when you’re not American can be perceived as bad spelling.

3-     Utilise the internet. When it comes to writing your profile take the time to make sure it is right before publishing. With a plethora of online tools like Grammarly dedicated to perfecting your writing at the click of a button, it is easy to ensure that your profile is error-free.

If spelling and grammar simply aren’t your forte, fear not, we have you covered. We have a team of professionals on hand to create an outstanding and error-free dating profile for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions about your lifestyle, goals, and aspirations in your meeting with your matchmaker and then leave the creation in our hands.

While a perfectly punctuated profile may not be the sole determinant of your romantic success, it will undoubtedly contribute to making an everlasting positive first impression. 

Here at Ignite Dating, your dedicated matchmaker will be with you every step of the way, working with you to highlight what is important for you. From the first meeting through to your blossoming relationship, they are always on hand to ensure your dating experience is as streamlined as possible, leaving you to embrace and enjoy the process every time you meet someone new. Get in touch with our team of dating experts today to find out more about how we can help you with every element of your dating journey. 

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