Fixing My Dating Profile

What should I include or exclude in my dating profile

Your dating profile is that “smell of a flower that will attract a hot honey bee”. Try not to downplay the importance of your dating profile because of my weird completely-made-up quote. Your profile is what will help you get the sex partner or relationship partner that you want or need. It’s like going to a restaurant and making the right order (forgive me for my metaphors).  Finding a date online is not similar to finding a date in a bar or a club because you and your potential date are not present physically in the same place. There is no way for them to guess how tall you are; how handsome or beautiful you look; how stylish you are without you actually telling or showing them.

Online dating just like dating at your local bar has rules that should be followed if you want to get the best hookup or dating partner online.  The first rule is having a profile that makes you look interesting and draws in potential partners.  Let us look at some five things you must include or exclude from your dating profile:

Photos

You do not have to look like the current People magazine’s most handsome or beautiful person in the world to draw interest to yourself. All you need is good picture that shows your real face and clothed body. I emphasize “clothed body” because most people are turned off by nudity and also because your nude photo may exaggerate some bad features you have on your body.  A few hacks like having a genuine smile (with teeth) on your picture or taking a photo with you in the center of a group of people looking adorably at you, could do wonders. Avoid Photoshop because it could just make people think you are insecure or even desperate and outdated photos give the impression that you are dishonest.

Headline

A rather provocative headline may attract a lot of attention but you need to know that not all attention is good attention. Generic headline or ambiguous headlines will just make you seem like a boring robot that no one wants to spend time with. A recent study did show that using boring headlines that are specific like “attractive, genuine, keeping fit, music and travel, professional male/female” is the most balanced description. Lying only works until you actually meet the person you are interested in. So, be honest but do not give a brutal description of yourself; sell yourself with your best qualities.

Screen name/ Handle

Screen names should not describe any body part but should still be catchy. Women tend to prefer talking to men with screen names that show they are smart like “Stargazer”. Men prefer talking to women with sexy screen names like “cutie”.  Remember that in most cases your screen name is the first thing they see when they are browsing for potential a potential partner; be creative.

Grammar

Yes, your teacher was right; grammar does help you in your life after school. Try and use good grammar when you are writing a short summary of who you are. Edit the short description twice then save. People tend to assume that bad grammar means you are a high school dropout or something worse than that.

If you want to get more attention online, change your lifestyle and try new things like surfing, mountain climbing, cooking and so on. Sitting on your couch all day eating junk food will not get you that man or woman.

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