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Dirty talk can be fun … but not in your profile

Erika Ettin, Tribune News Service on

Published in Dating Advice

The primary aspect of my job as an online dating coach is scrolling through online dating profiles all day long, selecting potential matches for my clients.

You might call it an occupational hazard, but after reading one too many profiles — often from men — that discuss sex in some form or refer to parts of their anatomy, which I'd rather not have to visualize, my brain wants to explode.

I understand that sex and intimacy (however you choose to define them) are essential components of many romantic relationships.

However, where many people go wrong is believing they need to discuss these topics upfront to determine if someone is a compatible partner. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

Particularly for men seeking women online, mentioning any of the following will significantly reduce the number of women interested:

— Sex


— Cuddling

— Kissing

— Body parts

— "Physical touch" as a love language


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