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Work on Your Grammar! Or Get Rejected When Online Dating

Online daters consider it a deal beaker if you failed a 5th grade Spelling Bee. #ColdBlooded

I’m a stickler for grammar even when texting. I spell out “you” and “your” because I didn’t spend a trillion dollars on a Masters degree to butcher the English language. When other smarty pants write me in shorthand, it drives me nuts. If I see a Facebook status update with the word “dat,” I want to scream and unfriend the culprit. But I don’t. I’m not that bad. Actually, I am because I hide “dem” users from my newsfeed. #GrammarNatzi

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Apparently, many of you feel the same. Poor grammar is a turn off, especially when online dating. A new Zoosk study discovered that both men and women will reject a potential online suitor due to bad spelling or misplaced apostrophes. Out of 9,000 online daters surveyed, 72% would consider it a deal beaker if you failed a 5th grade Spelling Bee (ahum, you can’t spell). Cold blooded!

What’s the big deal about bad grammar? It signals potential love interests that you’re lazy, busy or don’t care enough to put effort into your profile bio or messages when communicating. And you look like an idiot! Ok, the study didn’t say that – I did.

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Regardless, seeming uncaring or uneducated is not a good look. It’s not attractive, yo. So, add periods to the end of your sentences (93% of daters said this makes their matches look more appealing) and pick up Grammar for Dummies  – or, if you’re more sophisticated, The Elements of Style. Get to work before you get to writing that cutie online. If you’re a lazy smarty pants, do “urself” a favor and stop doing “dat” which will keep you single. #Amen

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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