What to write for internet dating

For that, you need to combine persuasive language with the kind of images that makes your profile pop rather than flop, which, as many have learned from experience, isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Whether you’re hankering after a pistol grip for that vintage Hasselblad single reflex camera, or want to learn all the lyrics to R. M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it,” the World Wide Web has made tracking down and securing even the most obscure objects your heart desires a lot easier.

NEXT: "Cool" guys finish last [pagebreak] Vague adjectives signal “dull” and appear in far too many profiles, Robinson warns.

“‘I’m a laid-back, easygoing guy…’ Such terms are practically meaningless.

Yet, when it comes to online matters of the heart, finding “the one” often remains elusive.

That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.