It’s hard to understand who they were hoping to impress, with messages that are likely to send suitors fleeing in terror.

One is a little too up-front about his personal habits, confessing “I fart a lot”.

Sex and relationships, weird online dating profiles

A middle-aged man bizarrely chose to pose leaning on a wheelie bin while wearing a bin bag.

And if that wasn’t quirky enough, he says the most private thing he is willing to admit is that he “likes to drink pickle juice”.

Another scary-looking fella, whose picture was taken by website okcenemies.tumblr.com, has opted for a snap of himself looking overweight on a beach.

But if that wasn’t enough, he also boasts of his “welding and shooting” abilities.

A different man is unlikely to meet the right lady, confessing that on a typical Friday night he is “shaving his public hair” to be ready for the weekend.

A tattooed fellow wearing dungarees and carrying a beer and a gun gives an insight into his childhood, revealing “I was in beauty pageants and won as a boy, my dad forced me into it.”

“My dad smokes hella weed,” a major newspaper quoted him as saying.

One man shows off his interest in history, with golden Egyptian-style headwear.

But the lighthearted snap doesn’t fit with his message, where he says he spends a lot of time thinking about “the evil that men do”.