If you're 42 but look 32, say so (or let your picture do the talking). Writing A Winning Bio Choosing Successful Profile Pictures Avoiding Common Profile Pitfalls Community Q&A Online dating is a great option for more and more people looking to find a long-term partner or just a fun date.Now, how did writing other people’s profiles help But since my dream partner hadn’t arrived in my email box yet, I thought it wouldn’t hurt. The more I worked as a profile writer, the more I realized my own profile made me sound like any other adjective-laden person online. When I put up my revised profile, my in-box became flooded with messages.Many guys wrote more than a typical “Hey, what’s up? ” I knew they probably hadn’t read my profile and sent the same three-word question to everybody. I used to be strict with my dating parameters about age and would want a guy who was a couple years younger or older. A woman I know snagged a boyfriend when she described her ideal job as a combination of circus performer and archaeologist. Unless you know for sure that you only want to meet, say, a nonsmoking Portuguese-speaking dentist, go easy on the list of qualities he must have. Don't "like fine dining" when you can be passionate about Memphis barbecue, don't "enjoy movies" when you can declare your enthusiasm for Mel Brooks. Include the basics: your age and occupation, whether or not you have children, whether you're looking for a date or a life partner. "Mid-30s" or "early 40s" is fine, but assume he'll round up.8. Most of us online date—but many of us don’t know how to market ourselves.After a while, all the profiles sound the same, full of similar clichés and adjectives.
In no time, all your sentences of stories will mesh together to tell your future partner how they’ll benefit from dating you versus just learning about common interests you may have.
Try an ad that consists entirely of your favorite movie dialogue or a list of beloved fictional characters.
My ad requested a man "financially stable, kinda handsome, who can slow dance, make me laugh, read between the lines." Cast a wide net and edit out the responses.
Here are the top things I learned when working with people on theirs—that will work for you, too. But the e-Cyrano method would have you choose the best, most concise example of one time you were funny with an ex and put it into present tense: “When you have a bad day, I’ll dress like Homer (your favorite Simpsons character) and do impressions of him until you feel better.” 3) Write 200 words or less.
One engaging paragraph is far better than endless run-on sentences.