Are you making online dating profile mistakes that scare men away? Not on purpose of course, but here are some signs you might be: Your inbox is empty. Emails you write never get returned. Unfortunately, all it takes is one major dating profile mistake to sabotage your chances of finding love - or even a few good dates. The men they are with are grownup, kind, relationship-minded guys. You can find the single man-to-woman ratio in your state here. The days of sitting back and waiting for incoming email are over for the vast majority of us.