Posted on October 15, 2009 by Two Becomes One
Creating a Great Dating Profile
If you have decided to venture into the world of online dating, you will find that your dating profile is the way to put your best foot forward. You want to create a dating profile that is descriptive without being overly so, and informative to those looking. Making sure that your online dating profile is clear and understandable, as well as well thought out and revealing of you as a person is important. Sure, you don’t want to be judged on the merits of a few paragraphs and a couple of photos, but if you’re making a dating profile, you want it to be impressive.
Photos and Intro Paragraph
Your photos should be clear and easy to see. Blurry photos do not show who “you” are physically and should be avoided. If you have photos of yourself with friends, having fun, far off photos or photos that don’t really show you- perhaps of your pets or kids, you can put those in, too, but you want to have at least one or two close, clear photos where you can see your face easily. Also, on the intro paragraph- the line about how you are much too deep to be summed up in a few paragraphs, or how you “hate these things”? Leave it out- it’s been done to death and everyone knows that anyway. Your intro should say all that your statistics do not. Basically, look at it like a mission statement. If you are looking for something serious and long term, say so. If you’re not, also say so. Just express a summary of your profile, as well as what you are looking for on the site.
“I like stuff” is not very descriptive. If you like certain bands, tv shows, sports teams, list them. The hobbies and passions you have, while not exactly the most important part of a dating profile do make up an overall picture of what people will think when they see your profile- so put a bit of effort into that. If there are blogs on the site, use that- blogging is a great way for people to get a small peek into the day to day of you. Another great way to interact and gain attention is the forums section of a dating website, if they have them. Be careful to avoid trolls and people who are only out to get others angry- they’re usually on dating sites in abundance, particularly the free ones. Just enjoy yourself, get into some discussions about things that you find important- but don’t take the forums all that seriously. It’s all about connecting with like minds.
Creating a dating profile that catches the eye isn’t a hard task and it is one thing that you can do to make sure that you are really making the best first impression online that you can. Make sure that yours is a good one.
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