For anyone who has ever been on a dating app or tried online dating before—and that's most people since, come on, it's fun to look—you know that it can be tricky in terms of how much info you really want to put out there for strangers to see.
On one end, you want to come across as funny, witty and, as pictures go, physically attractive. On the other end, why not be honest in what you're looking for and weed out the people you know you're not into. It's that ladder approach that 29-year-old Dan Fleming played, and, damn, his demands are brutally honest.
Per Mirror, look at Fleming's profile on the dating site Plenty of Fish.
I don't use POF very often, I very rarely send the first message and I'm content being single.
I read many profiles, with women describing in detail their previous bad judgement when it comes to selecting a partner.
Detailing how they quite simply want a man whom [sic] is honest, that they can get along with and will remain faithful. I don't think that's much to ask.
I urge you all to choose more wisely next time, if you don't pick well, ask your family to judge them for you, a brother, dad for example.
You probably have bad taste in men, because deep down, you enjoy complaining to your friends how badly your partner treats you, it probably gives you a sense of enormous well-being.
I could take on a woman like that, but you'd probably get bored of me. So instead, I'll keep clear and enjoy the spectacle of entertaining female psyche!
I won't take a partner for the sake of not being single, I'm looking for a keeper, I'm in no rush, if I don't reply [sic] to you, I probably don't envisage you being the mother of my future children, sorry!
The following qualities are what I'm looking for: - slim (no excuse ladies, at our age, we should be in our prime).
I may budge if you're really pretty and willing to let me whip you into shape by sharing my athletic lifestyle.
Size 12+ is not for me, you may be average in the UK, but just because lots of women are overweight, doesn't make it right. Too much greed & indulgence in this country.
Without child, unless your partner has died, or at least well and truly out of the picture (I know many a good man that's been a gap filler, only for daddy to back on the scene)
Be Roman Catholic (I may budge on that, but our kids would be going to the Catholic school, end of discussion!) or at least hold similar values, such as kindness and family values
Have some kind of interest in sports
Have more interests than just shopping and watching TV
Be able to hold a conversation about topics other than reality TV, soaps, clothes, make-up or other female apparel
Not have any tattoos, or if you do, they must not be visible (on your face, arms or legs). In fact, all tattooed [sic] women can do one, disgusting! I guess I'm going to be single for a long time ha! If you have read my profile all the way through, you probably need to find a hobby, anyone for tennis?
Ladies, did you get all of that?
According to the Mirror story, Dan said that he did meet up with one woman for coffee back in August, so I'm not so sure the brutally honest, high-demanding, pretty shallow profile is the best approach, but he seems content on keeping it going. Best of luck to you and your dating life, Dan.