Essentials of a Good Online Dating Profile
Online dating is similar to regular dating minus the meet-up. Everything other than that is quite alike. When you are on a date with someone, you try to look your best, be on your best behavior, flirt a little and make sure that by the end of the night, you are kissed goodnight at your doorstep.
An online dating profile is not so different. It is the first introduction a potential partner has of you. With carefully chosen words, you are nothing more than marketing yourself to the opposite gender, hoping for a spark. The only difference, however, is that when you are on a date. You can easily fix a faux pas. On online dating, on the other hand, you can’t do so if you don’t realize where the core issues lie.
When setting up an online dating profile, think of it like going on a date. Think of all the things you would want a potential person to know about you the first time you meet them. Once you have identified them, incorporate them into your online profile. Still need more assistance? Read on to find out what we are talking about.
- Start with a Sensible Username:
It is true that we humans are visual creatures. We assess everyone based on how they look. It is undeniably true when it comes to online dating but that is not the only thing that sparks anyone’s interest. A sensible username, that isn’t wonderman123 or muscle007 and something more creative than that, is another thing that attracts women in particular. When it comes to online dating profiles, a username is the second thing one looks at after your picture. So, make sure it isn’t an instant turnoff.
No one likes to go through blocks of writing. Keeping it concise and exciting is another smart way to ensure that your profile is not only visited but is also given a read. Try to use as little words as possible to maximize your chances of being chosen.
- Less on the Bragging:
Ask yourself, “Do you like that stock broker at your friend’s party who never shuts up about himself?” You probably don’t. No one does. Bragging too much on your online dating profile is another BIG turnoff and makes you a douche-bag and nothing else. No one wants to be with a person who is self-centered, self-obsessed and thinks of themselves as higher because that is exactly what you are putting out for the world to see and judge if you aren’t careful.
- Add Humor:
Humor is a guaranteed way to get someone’s attention. Ask any woman and the first 3 qualities that they look for in a man will include a good sense of humor. Bring creativity to your profile by backing your statements with humor. Include statements like “Base jumping is your thing if the ground is not more than 3 feet high” or that “I am a big fan of the movie dirty dancing because that is all I know how to do.” Even if the potential candidate wasn’t sure about you from your profile picture, they will definitely be interested to spark a conversation with a man who has a great sense of humor.
- Avoid Spelling Mistakes:
One of the biggest pet peeves women have is spelling mistakes. Yes, they can be grammar Nazis too. When creating an online profile, even if you are sure there aren’t any mistakes whatsoever, copy pasting it on Word won’t hurt? Any mistakes that may have been overlooked will be highlighted and corrected before putting up the text. Nothing wrong with that, is there?
- Appear Less Demanding:
Let’s get one thing straight; people who are looking for online dates have had past relationships that didn’t turn out too well. One of the most common reasons is asking too much in a relationship from the next person. If you include demands like, ‘must be a ‘golfer like me’, ‘love to go swimming with me’ or ‘be available any time of the day’, you are just offering them the thing they ran away from initially. So, like we established earlier, choosing the right words is essential.
- Be Yourself and Oh, Honest:
This point can’t be stressed enough. Lying about things that will eventually be out in the open has no benefit to you or the person you are dating. What’s the point of making statements like, ‘I have traveled half the world’ just to impress someone when you haven’t even left your state for months? Even if you get a dozen women to talk to you, this is not the kind of thing you can hide for long. Why go through all that trouble when you can come clean in the first place? Don’t try to be someone you are not. That way, not only will you be saving your time, but also of others.
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