By Emily Hodgkin For Mailonline. Research by The Wall Street Journal has revealed that bad grammar is the biggest turn off for online daters. If your internet dating profile is lacking the attention you think is deserves bad spelling may be to blame. The study looks at cases of singles who had rejected potential dates, not due to boring interests or dodgy profile pictures, but because of incorrect spelling or punctuation. Jeff cancelled the date, for a number of reasons he says, but the bad grammar was a contributing factor. However it is men who are most likely to fare worse in the dating game when it comes to people who are particularly picky about grammar.
Of the several friends I have doing the online dating thing, one of their biggest complaints, aside from the on slot of inappropriate messages from men, is the poor grammar in a lot of the profiles. So common in fact that Grammarly and eHarmony teamed up to conduct a study about just how much poor grammar in dating profiles affects chances of love. What did they find? That grammar matters. The study looked into 10, profiles on eHarmony , of both men and women, to see just how all those misspellings are throwing a wrench in your chance to get a date. The written long-form answers were analyzed for accuracy in not just grammar and spelling, but punctuation, too.
Proofread that text before sending! Bad grammar is a dating deal breaker, most say
By Helen Coffey. January has rolled round again, as is its wont. Just as January is therefore a popular month for job hunting and kick-starting niche hobbies, so the online dating scene really heats up. They might even alert the authorities before a smell starts emanating from my flat.
At best, bad grammar and spelling mistakes are really distracting. When mistakes keep jumping off the page, it makes it harder for girls to focus on what a guy is saying. Kinda like this:. Bad grammar or multiple spelling mistakes make a guy seem careless, lazy, and stupid.