That is our mission when it comes to online dating; we want to have the best online profile. That is our introduction to other singles.
To have the best online profile, we have to put in a little thought and a lot of creativity.
Use a little thought when it comes to choosing your User Name.
Make it creative.
It can be a spin-off of your name, a nickname, the name of a fantasy character, etc.
It can almost be anything except sexual.
Having the best online profile means, you have taken the time to obtain a tasteful, flattering photo. You have not scanned your driver’s license or your work badge photo. If you don’t have a digital camera, I am pretty sure you may know someone that does. The basic digital camera usually takes a pretty good quality photo.
In your photo, please make sure you are alone. The main photo should not be group photos. Do not post the photo of you getting a lap dance, or drinking with a group of friends. If you must include these photos, please put them into your profile photo album.
To have the best online profile, put in a little extra “effort” to look your best in your photo.
Ladies: I don’t mean to take a “plain Jane” to a mall and have her do a “glamour shot”. That is not who she is. When it comes to makeup, it should “accentuate” your features. Not change them. Tone down the cleavage and the jewelry. It makes you look cheap.
Guys: Get rid of the uni-brow, nose and ear hair. If you are extremely hairy, and the shirt you are wearing looks like it has a fur collar? Shave it down!
Everybody: Limit the tattoos and facial piercings to one of each. If not you will be “labeled” and overlooked by a lot of eligible singles.
Put in the extra effort required and you will have the best online profile!
Power Tips for That Magnet of a Online Dating Profile
When you are dating online, you don’t get to meet people face to face. Here comes your profile to fill the void, which “introduces” you to people who are most likely to share your interests.
Typically online dating profile is just like your mother who never gets tired talking about just how wonderful you are. Let’s be honest, just about everyone could use such cheerleading! That is why it is important to have a profile that showcases you in the best possible light.
Tips to create that perfect profile:
Write a catchy headline.Your profile headline is your chance to quickly tell other members exactly who you are, what you’re looking for, or why you’d be great for them.
Your headline is the first thing people read about you. If the entry of a profile is catchy and attention catching, you have just promoted yourself to the head of the queue.
Honesty is the Best Policy!
Being honest goes a long way in making your profile successful. Like if you smoke, say so. If you mention yourself a non smoker, things might turn sour when in the longer run your sweetheart gets to know otherwise.
Your online dating profile should give the reader a glimpse into your personality. Don’t imitate others. You might attract people initially but in the long run you will lose because your credibility will be lost.
Use your current photograph.
People want to know how you look like now. If you use your older photograph it would seem that you are hiding something.
Write for the reader.
If you go through other profiles aka competition, you will find people using ‘I’ more often than not, such as: I like to swim or I live to cook etc.
Be different, be innovative.
Compare ‘I like to cook.’ to ‘Do you like your man to cook for you?’ or compare ‘I love going to the beach for a swim.’ to ‘Do you enjoy going to the beach for a walk and a swim?’
Getting the drift? Involve the reader, talk to him/her individually. So instead of writing ‘I,’ rephrase the sentence and use the word ‘you.’
Use correct spelling and grammar.
I know this one would make many of you groan, but if someone can’t understand what you are seeking in a date, they aren’t going to respond.
So when editing or making up your profile, pretend you are a copywriter. You have been given this work, and you have to excel to be paid for it. Write on word processing program and run the spell check.
Don’t worry about someone you know seeing your profile. Remember that person is also using the service to look for someone or to post his or her own profile.
Go and explore the cyberspace and find yourself just that someone you have been waiting for.
I hope these tips help you do just that.
Why uploading a picture is such a good idea
In the world of online dating, one of the issues that keeps coming up is the photo issue. Surveys conducted by dating sites have shown that you are 10 times more likely to get contacted if you have a picture on your profile, regardless of your looks. Still, many people prefer to leave their photo area blank. There are many reasons why you may choose not to upload a photo. Some people are insecure about their looks and think a photo will actually damage their chances of finding a date, while others are ashamed of the fact that they are looking for love online and don’t want their friends or colleagues to find out. Still, if you are considering trying your luck with online dating without adding a picture to your profile, there are some very good reasons why you should reconsider.
People will think you are not serious
Most dating sites will require you to register in some way before being allowed to run full searches. This leads some people to set up a profile just so they can have a quick look around. If you’re just having a look and are not necessarily interested in making contact just yet, you may not want to go through the trouble of finding a good photo and uploading it. However, if your profile contains little information and you do not upload a picture, people may assume you are one of those people who are just looking around, even if you are more serious. If the person looking at your profile is serious about finding a partner or a date online, they may not bother contacting you at all because he/she may think it would be a waste of time. It’s worth keeping in mind that even if you are only having a look, you will get a much better response if you upload a photo.
People will think you have something to hide
While there are some perfectly innocent reasons why people may not want to upload a picture (as stated above) it’s also quite common for the reasons to be less than innocent. For example, people who are married or in a relationship often turn to the Internet in order to find people to cheat with. For obvious reasons, such people do not want their picture to be publicly available. Many online dating guides advise their readers to watch out for profiles without pictures exactly for this reason. Putting up a picture shows you have nothing to hide.
People will think you are hideously ugly
Harsh but true. While different people have different tastes, if you deny them of the chance to see what you look like, they may end up assuming the worst. Even if you are insecure about your looks, you may be exactly what the other person is looking for. Why not let the other person decide for him or herself?
People will not see you come up in the search at all
For the reasons detailed above, many people prefer not to be contact and be contacted by people who have not uploaded a picture to the site. Some dating sites offer their user the choice of specifying this when searching for people. This means your profile will not even show up in their searches, even though you fit their other search criteria perfectly.
6 Guidelines To Be Effective
Are you racking your brains to come up with a ‘cool’ personal ad to attract the sweetie you’ve been dreaming of? Have lost count of how many times you had to erase the ad you’ve written? Or are you simply at a loss of ideas to write a proper personal ad?
Well buddies don’t worry. Answer is so very simple, I could just put the trick down to 6 easy steps so you’d read them in a minute and surely find yourself equipped with the perfect personal ad in no time. Just follow ’em and see how effective it is!
Identify yourself – The most difficult person to understand…is not your girlfriend or boyfriend. It is your own self! Spend few moments to analyze and understand who you are. Are you a serious type of a person? Go getter? Cheerleader? Understand your own personality and try to express it clearly in your personal ad.
Look at your primary desires – This is very important guys. I’ve seen many people posting personals just because their friends are do so and it is an ‘in thing’ to lie on the net and cheat on some unsuspecting soul. Avoid this mistake at all costs. Next time you might be the pray! Instead, identify your true desires and prioritize them. Put down the main and important ones in your personal ad. This will attract matching profiles much faster.
Identify key aspects of your partner – When you know who you are and what your desires are, next question is what you expect from your partner. Many personals I have come across only concentrate and elaborate on ‘what they expect from the partner’. I advise you to be straight about what you expect from your partner and be generous. Don’t express the idea that you expect too much.
Start with a simple but attractive self description – Once you have clarified what I have explained above…..start writing! Put down an attractive self introduction. (I didn’t mean ‘smart, out going’ lot!) Try to make it sound truthful. Don’t overestimate or underestimate yourself.
Add more personality to your copy – Give that living, breathing touch to your personal ad. Add variety and breakaway from the norm! Add spice and the feeling of honesty to it.
Be honest – This will make your ad different and attractive. Your personal ad will stand out from the rest. Let me tell you guys, being truthful from the very beginning makes it very easy if the relationship really grew to a more serious level. Try this and you are sure to win someone as honest as you.
3 Mistakes You Must Avoid
Well, after 4 years of reading far in excess of 10,000 profiles of men and women searching for a partner through online dating services, I’ve laughed at my fair share of poorly written introductions…
Of those 10,000 online dating service profiles, no more than a dozen captured our attention enough to make the first move. I’m sure that you wish to get lots of reactions to your online dating service advertisement, otherwise why would you bother joining a site, and paying a fee to meet new people?
If that is the case, then make sure you avoid the following 3 mistakes at all costs:
1. “I May Be the one you’re Seeking For”
This may be the case. However, by employing this combination of words anywhere for your online dating service profile, you aren’t telling me, or your potential suitor, anything new…
What this line does say to someone checking you out is that the online dating service profiler didn’t do a lot of thinking about how they wanted to present themselves. Tell people what gets your eyes twinkling or even what REALLY gets you up in the morning – and don’t say it’s your alarm clock, either. Now is the time to let your passions really shine through…
2. “I’m the one Your Mother Warned You About”
This is, from my research in any case, virtually the most overused phrase in an opening line for online dating service profiles. True, it’s the generic option of some of the larger sites (such as Lavalife or even True) – if your profile is awaiting approval, this tag line will show up while waiting for the a-okay…
To avoid this, come up with something a bit more unique and original. But what if you aren’t sure how to do this? Well, it’s not hard to take a look at your competition in the online dating service field, so why not do a quick search and see what everyone else is doing?
Reading other people’s description of themselves could just get your creative juices flowing. At the very least, it’ll explain what everyone else is saying about themselves – and what key phrases and words you should avoid in turn…
3. Glaring Spelling or even Grammatical Mistakes
This tip might seem childish, or even trite – but its critically important. While chatting with someone online, you may make a few spelling mistakes that a potential suitor will find annoying. However until you get to that stage with someone, no one should know that you’ve got dyslexia, or just can’t spell worth beans…
It shows a lot to a potential suitor while they peruse the online dating services that someone has taken the time to spell check their document. Hell, get a friend to proof read it for you if want just in case you’ve missed something important…
However if you can’t take the time to write something legible, virtually all people perusing the online dating service websites will assume you won’t have time to bother doing other, even more important tasks. And when you only have two or three of seconds to make that first impression before someone clicks on another person – each and every detail counts…
Does Your Dating Profile Suck?
“I might not be Fred Flintstone, but I can still make your bed rock!”
Come on. You can do better than that. When putting together your dating profile, avoid pick up lines like the above. I have seen dating profiles with these kinds of subject lines. You have to be a lot more romantic than the above line. The above subject line is too raw. You have to bring it down a notch.
Here are some tips to help you when putting together your dating profile.
1.Do not use negativity in your profile.
This is a big turn off. “You don’t need to have car keys to drive me crazy.” Or, “I may not look like much, but I am drinking milk.” “If you want me, come and get me.” Ridiculous lines in a dating profile do not work. You have to be positive in your profile because you want to make a great first lasting impression. You do not want to come across as a jerk. If you use the above lines, you will come across as a jerk.
2.Build curiosity in your profile.
A terrific subject line could be, “Have you ever been to Fogo De Chao?” This is curiosity. You want that man or women to click on to read more. A dater would be curious to know what is Fogo De Chao? (Between you and I, this is a fabulous Brazilian steak house.) You can go on from there and add more. Here’s another. “Have you ever been to Utopia? Let’s experience our two minds together as one.”
3.People like to hear a short story about you in your profile.
Give one just a little taste of who you are. “I am a fire fighter and I am also working on pursuing my passion to open a sports bar while still working as a fire fighter.” Daters want to read details about you. Give it to them. This will let a dater know that you are going places and you have goals.
4.Always be honest in your dating profile and display real photos of you.
If you lost some weight or even gained some, have an up to date photo showing how you look today.
5.Never say your name is Wayne. Do not use your real name.
Come up with a screen name that stands out and shows a little bit of your character. Also make sure you capitalize each letter in your screen name and never put numbers behind your name.”IAmForReal”,“GorgeousBrownEyes”, etc.You should get the point.
6.People like to be with winners.
Bring out the self confidence in you. Walk the walk. If you are self confident in who you are, then you should not have a problem here at all.
7.Make sure you put in your profile what you can offer and the kind of person you are looking for.
These tips should help in getting many responses to your dating profile. Get noticed….
Writing a Profile With Spark
A profile is an online representation of yourself so why not represent the best parts of you? There are four areas of a profile that you should keep in mind: honesty, creativity, research, writing. By mastering these areas, you will be able to write an excellent and self-elevating profile that can capture anyone’s attention.
Part One: Honesty
Always be honest with the readers of your profile; remember that you and the others on the site are searching for that special someone–how can a relationship grow when there is deceit from the beginning?
Speak candidly about who you are and what you are looking for. Then, at least you will know that, when someone messages you, they are genuinely interested. Putting up a pretense will only summon people who are interested in your lies; this will not build a solid relationship.
Being honest doesn’t mean to be sell yourself short; you don’t have to dwell on your faults and misgivings. Showcase your good qualities (just don’t exaggerate).
Part Two: Creativity
Nothing can turn a potential relationship sour more than a dull profile. There are thousands upon thousands of people looking for the exact same thing you are: a genuine connection. You must be able to catch their attention.
Try to avoid using phrases like Looking for Mr. Perfect? or In Search Of That Special Lady? or descriptions like hard-working?, romantic? and attractive?. These are all cliche and overdone. Spice your profile up with original ideas!
Show off your strengths. Give your readers anecdotes or narratives that display you in a good light.
Get yourself a thesaurus. As silly as this may sound, a thesaurus can help you avoid using words that have been used too many times before.
Do not use letters to describe yourself; for example, SWF (single white female) can mean a variety of things to a variety of people. Don’t limit yourself to this.
Part Three: Research
You know what kind of relationship you want; whether it be a friend, a casual date, or something as deep as a marital partner, you have a clear picture in your mind of how far you are willing to go. Seek out people with that same goal.
Write a profile that will appeal to the kind of person you’re after; the only way they can find you is if you help them. Check out other profiles for ideas.
If you receive interest with your profile but still can’t seem to find that right person, then go do some online window-shopping. Scan through profiles, find some that catch your attention, and start messaging. They don’t all have to come to you.
Part Four: Writing
So, you’ve gathered your information and you have a clear idea of what you want out of this site; however, your writing seems a little…lifeless. Be careful of this! By paying attention to the three steps before you, you should be able to write a profile that is distinctly you.
This is an example of what not to do: I’m a SBM looking for a SF. Good looking, funny. Message me. Eyes are going to glaze over; you cannot limit yourself like this. It will only hurt you.
Spice it up: I am a 22-year-old female, blessed with long, blonde hair and big, brown eyes. I’m short, only 5’4, but what I lack in size, I make up for in spirit. I am looking for someone that can keep up with me; come and get me, boys. She gives a description and a challenge, all within a few sentences ”you don’t have to be long-winded to get the point across.
A good profile can bring you all of the attention you want and lead you to a successful relationship; follow these steps to what you want.