I like grammar and good spelling. I also break the rules from time to time, but that’s my prerogative because I know when I’m doing so. I haven’t had online dating profiles up for a while, but I got a text message a couple of days ago that reminded me of this pet peeve.
Guys (and ladies too, no doubt):
It’s spelled PIQUED.
I didn’t “peek” your interest. My photos didn’t “peak” your curiosity. It’s PIQUE. From Latin, and French.
Now, I am not the spelling nazi of the online dating world. I understand that smartphones and correct spelling don’t mix, and I’ve sent my share of your instead of you’re. I sometimes correct myself, but generally the people I’m speaking with know that I know the difference. So this is not about writing some poor guy off because he misspells one word in an opening message. In this case, I saw it time and time again when I was dating online.
Coup is the same. I had someone tell me it would be a “coo” if I agreed to go on a date with them. Darn french words.
Consider this your 30-second online dating community service for the day.
Your You’re welcome.