Before thinking about how to start creating your dating profile, you should think about what exactly you’re looking for and choose a dating site accordingly. There are dating sites that focus on longterm relationships, others on pure dates and casual sex. You should think about whether you prefer a specific religion and ethnicity or if you’re open to different backgrounds. The more specific you are, the more likely you’ll meet the person you’re looking for.
How to create your dating profile
After having chosen the right dating site, you’ll eventually have to start creating your personal dating profile. Take your time and don’t rush - a well written, honest and personal profile is the key to success! It doesn’t matter what dating site you’ve chosen, there are literally thousands (if not millions) of “competitors” on each site. If you don’t want to get lost in the shuffle, you really need to stand out!
Three steps to a successful dating profile
- Find a great tag line: It’s the first thing people read and it should be catchy in order to attract attention. Keep it short and sweet and say something about your personality. You can use a favorite quote or a simple observation about yourself or the world. Just try to avoid using clichés, such as “Looking for Mr or Ms Right” or “Hoping to find the perfect match”.
- Write about who you are and who you want to meet: You can start out with a blurb about you including all the things you like doing or are passionate about. Then pick your 3-5 favorites and write a few paragraphs focussing on these. Be positive and be yourself. Also include a paragraph about the person you’re looking for. The more specific you are, the higher your chances of success.
- Post a great profile picture: Your profile picture should be recent, flattering and capture your personality. Use a picture of just yourself and don’t cut. Great tip: letting your eyes connect with the viewer is very appealing and will attract additional attention.
Being honest is, at all times, very important. You should always try to be positive when writing about yourself but don’t create expectations that you won’t be able to meet. It’ll all come out eventually when you leave the cyber world and meet your date in real life.
As a rule, keep certain information to yourself (at least at first) such as financial details, your phone number and address.
Have fun pimping your dating profile!
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