If someone has any of these 29 beige flags on their dating profile, run

9. ‘Looking for someone to go on adventures with’

Beige flags are the number one giveaway sign that someone on a dating app is going to be incredibly boring if you go on a date with them. They’re the generic, uninspired and vague prompt answers and pictures people use on their profile.  They’ll say “they’re overly competitive about everything” or they include a picture with a baby, not theirs, they hasten to add.

Coined by TikToker Caitlin MacPhail, beige flags indicate someone doesn’t care enough about dating in the first place, and have therefore used pretty standard responses because they can’t be bothered. It could also be they’re such a boring individual that they create a generic profile, because they are just genuinely a snooze fest with no original thoughts of their own. They’re looking for the Pam to their Jim and will insist on telling you how much they love to drink coffee.  They give you nothing that makes them stand out from the crowd and you’ll have swiped left on them as you’ve gained no more real information about them than before you saw their profile.

Beige flags are pretty easy to spot by the nature of them being on a lot of people’s profiles. However, if you’re ever stuck for what counts as a beige flag then just know these are the 29 biggest beige flags on dating apps you need to avoid:

1. ‘I’m overly competitive at everything’

But clearly not about making an original profile.

2. ‘What I order for the table? Tequila’

Quite literally the most basic of all the shots.

3. ‘Believe it or not I don’t drink coffee’

This really isn’t as shocking as they think.

4. Anything to do with coffee as a substitute for a personality

Repeat after me, coffee is not a hobby.

5. Debating if pineapple belongs on pizza, if coriander tastes soapy or if you should put ketchup in the fridge

This is really the best you could come up with??

6. Using pictures of a dog and/or babies as a substitute for a personality

Everyone knows a dog, this isn’t going to compel me to date you.

7. ‘Looking for the Pam to my Jim’

Personally, don’t get the appeal of The Office.

8. ‘I needing someone to keep up with me’

Are you a Duracell bunny? Because no one has that much energy they need to specify they need someone to keep up with them.

9. ‘Looking for someone to go on adventures with’

Ok Bilbo Baggins.

10. Any references to Harry Potter

I literally don’t care that you’re a Gryffindor Simon.

11. Saying your unusual skill is procrastinating

Probably one of the most normal of skills and if I’m honest not even a skill.

12. ‘Most spontaneous thing I’ve done is buy a flight’

EasyJet must love you.

13. ‘The first round is on me’

Generous, but I’d like to know something more about you than that you have decent manners.

14. Any pictures featuring the gym

This doesn’t need explaining.

15. ‘I’m a regular at the gym’

See above.

16. ‘I’m 6’4 if that matters’

It obviously matters to you otherwise you wouldn’t use it as one of the key points on your profile.

17. ‘My typical Sunday is coffee and brunch’

So you eat and drink coffee? Congratulations, the majority of us do this.

18. ‘I’m not good at describing myself’


19. Writing ‘just ask’ in their prompts

Ah yes, because your answers are really inspiring me to send you a message.

20. And then ‘the best way to ask me out is just ask’

Hadn’t thought of that one.

21. Describing their physical appearance…when they literally have photos of themselves there

Are these people ok?

22. Any mention of trying to keep plants alive

We all try and fail at this, it’s not funny anymore.

23. ‘My biggest mistake is downloading this app’

Well then please kindly get off it.

24. The word foodie anywhere in their profile

Tell me the actual food you like and then I’ll be swiping right.

25. Anything to do with loving sleep

All humans do this, you’re not standing out babe.

26. Their first message is ‘what’s your degree?’

Sorry, are you my Vice Chancellor?

27. Multiple pictures in the club on their profile

I get it, you’ve been on a night out.

28. A photo with their head in/on the toilet

This says nothing about you apart from not being able to handle your alcohol.

29. ‘Don’t use this – contact me on Snapchat or Instagram instead’

At this point why am I even bothering?

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