Online dating websites have been overrun with undateable weirdos, people "just looking for an ego boost" (a verbatim quote), and catfish. One-sentence profiles shout, "Message me if you want to learn more!" About what, your selfies? What else is there on your profile that might be used to gain any sense about you as a person?
Everything is a dealbreaker. Everyone is reduced to a checklist that needs to be completed OR ELSE. Next!
Who needs to work on tolerance when there is the illusion of a limitless supply of people?
This person wrote "intelligence is attractive" and filled his profile with misspelled and misused words. This one said "must be at least 6 feet tall and extremely athletic" when she was short and overweight. Here you noted that your ideal first date is "surprise me." The running theme: everyone wants someone else who will put in a great deal of effort in order to balance out one's own lack of effort.
Perhaps my years of dating entitled undesirables has jaded my sensibility. What I do know with certainty is that following the guideline of "limit your profile to your positives" has only served to slice my depth in two. I'm not going to write about the awesome things I do or what I can do for you. You'll have to trust that there's a lot to know, that I'm worth knowing, and that I wouldn't always have said that. At the core I'm a hopeful and optimistic romantic idealist, but I've learned to paper over those traits with the dark humor of cynicism and sarcasm because I've consistently been let down in cosmically hilarious ways. At least I can laugh about it.
To sum up, there's no point in being milquetoast here. Either you'll appreciate my boldness and honesty or you won't. All I ask is that you read between the lines. Thank you for taking the time to consider my bitter profile.
Message me if you want to learn more!