This is, unsurprisingly, pretty strongly gendered: There are tons of men who are, say, 36, and list their dating age range from 20 – 35, or women who are 28 and list their dating age range from 29 – 44.
If you really won’t date someone your own age (or a few years older or younger), ask yourself what’s going on when you, a 35-year-old grown-ass man, feel like you would have more in common with a woman who just reached legal drinking age than with a woman two years your senior, who is much more likely to be in a similar place career- and experience-wise.
Don't use big words, which are likely to make you look like a smarty-pants.Something like "Ph D Seeks Brainy Cook" might lack some of the flash of the other headlines, but it gets to the point.Someone who hates cooking is unlikely to bother reading the profile of a member seeking a "brainy cook," but someone with an advanced degree in nutritional science might find it perfect.Use sport or hobby references only if they are part of what you are looking for in a mate.Keep it simple, such as "More Addictive Than Potato Chips" or "Pick Me, Pick Me." A sense of humor is very attractive.But turning your dating profile into a laundry list of complaints isn’t going to get you what you want; at best it’s going to make you sound like a whiny baby, and at worst it’s going to make you sound like a huge racist. You sound like a bad Lifetime movie boyfriend, not a reasonably dateable person.