One of the first things you will be asked to do once you join an online dating site is to complete a personal profile. While it may be tempting to not give much thought to your profile it is one of the most important things you can do. A well thought out profile greatly increases your chances of success in the online dating world.
Profiles that get noticed generally have the following in common:
They are specific: Avoid the tendency to generalize. I like listening to music and watching the sunset. Many people enjoy both music and sunsets. If you want to grab someones attention mention the kind of music you like to listen to and where you enjoy watching the sunset. This has the added benefit of narrowing down the types of men who will contact you. You may enjoy listening to soft rock while sitting on your front porch watching the sunset. A man reading your profile may imagine the two of you sitting in his studio apartment listening to classical music. Probably not a match made in heaven.
They are honest: People have the uncanny ability of picking up on dishonesty even in an online dating profile. And even if nobody discovers your dishonesty online it will catch up with you. It might be tempting to lie about your age, weight or how tall you are but the truth will come out. Most people join an online dating site in the hopes of finding someone online who they can ever meet in person. You do not have to tell all but what you say should be truthful. After all that is what you expect of others.
They have a picture. Many online dating sites have the option of having search results which filter out profiles without pictures. Your picture does not need to be a professional photograph, in fact this can put you at a disadvantage. People will often glance at a picture before reading a profile so including a picture will definitely help you get noticed.
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