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"It's a little 'thou doth protest too much,'" says Katz.
He hears: I'm older than my profile says, but you won't date me if I tell you my real age.
But our experts agreed that they make men wonder if you have room for them in your life.
"The best profile indicates what the reader gets out of being with you," explains Katz.
"If he's willing to hide how you met from friends and family, what might he hide from ? He hears: I don't have strong opinions about anything or I spend a lot of time on the couch in my sweats watching movies.
The problem with these adjectives is that they can evoke a whole host of images, not all of them good.
You want someone whose lifestyle complements yours, not someone fixated on the birth date on your driver's license. He hears: I work 60 hours a week, teach yoga on the side and am taking classes to learn seven different languages.