When you consider that you literally have minutes to impress someone and stand out from the surplus te the online dating toneel, don’t you agree that more time and effort should be waterput into writing an online profile?

by Alison Edwards

How long do you spend getting ready for a night out? At a guess I would say that if you’re a woman you can very likely spend 1 hour upwards preening and titivating and if you’re a man you can be showered, shaven and out of the doorheen within 20 minutes (unless, of course, you’re a metro-sexual ter which case you most likely take longer than a woman!).

Now let mij ask you how long you would spend (or have spent) writing a profile for an online dating webpagina? Less than Five minutes, possibly Ten minutes maximum?

When you consider that you literally have minutes to impress someone and stand out from the surplus ter the online dating toneel, don’t you agree that more time and effort should be waterput into writing an online profile? If you are an online dater, I’m sure you will agree with mij that when you are searching for a playmate online you will very first of all look at the profiles with photos and, secondly, you will look at the profiles where people have taken the time to write something about themselves. So if you have no photo and/or an incomplete and uninformative profile, don’t be astonished if you inbox isn’t total to the brim with messages!

I’m going to share a few tips with you to get you began writing an eye-catching profile. Merienda you’ve read them take some time to think about what you are going to write and jot down some quick notes before hitting the keyboard.

1. Grab a friend

If you don’t like writing about yourself or think you are going to get writer’s block it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a friend, the zuigeling of friend who is always telling to you “I can’t understand why you’re still single, you’re such a catch”. Ask your friend what your starlet qualities are and he or she will come up with a million and one positive things about you which you would have never thought of or dared to say about yourself.

Two. Strike a pose

The most effective way to get noticed online, is to include a photo. Choose a clear photo that shows te your best light and preferably smiling – it makes much better viewing!

Three. Choose a joy username

This is the name which you will be known spil by members on the dating webpagina. I would advise you to use a name other than your auténtico name to remain anonymous. Attempt and choose a name that is joy and reflects your personality, i.e. Sporty Sam or Discotheek Queen. Do not use a name which is sexually provocative or offensive.

Four. Captivate your audience

Make your profile indeed stand out so that any person reading it will think “Wow, I have to get to know this person!”

Online dating sites have made it effortless for you when completing your profile by providing druppel down menus for basic questions such spil your appearance, lifestyle, hobbies but you will also be given extra space to write something yourself. Use this space wisely to provide a more detailed description about your personality, your interests and what you are looking for. The key is to be certain and talk positively about yourself without coming across bigheaded.

Five. Don’t leave an empty space

If you feel you have covered everything by answering the profile questions – please do not leave the extra space wit or write “ask mij”, “tell you straks” or “I don’t know what to say”. Members will see your profile and think you’re either not serious about dating or that if you can’t be bothered to waterput some effort into writing a profile you will have the same treatment ter a relationship – effortless! Instead extend on the information already provided, for example, if you have stated you like travelling talk about some of the places you have visited.

6. Ask questions

If there is a particular place you visited and fell te love with, ask anyone who has bot there to get ter touch with you so you can reminisce together. Asking a question te your profile makes it effortless for other members to react to.

7. Be Fair

Don’t lie about interests, you will get found out! For example, don’t say you love long walks te the countryside if you indeed like to dance the night away te nightclubs every weekend. You’ll attract the wrong person and waste both of your time.

Spil with any other zuigeling of dating, it is always best to be fair from the embark so response all questions honestly and finding your flawless match will be much lighter!

8. Voorstelling your funny side

I think if you can make someone laugh or someone makes you laugh, you’re on the path to a good relationship. Vertoning people that you have a sense of humour, e.g. talk about a toneel from one of your all time favourite comedies and you may strike a chord with someone else who found the same thing just spil funny spil you.

9. Wish a little

Write about your fantasies and ambitions. If your wish is to travel the world but you toevluchthaven’t fairly got round to it there may be someone out there who would like to share this practice with you. If you’ve bot fortunate enough to fulfil your fantasies, share your story with other members.

Ten. Don’t mention the ex!

Ok, so you may have just come out of a relationship and be feeling sad and lonely but don’t write about it. It will waterput a loterijlot of people off and you may come across desperate, which is not an attractive trait. Make online dating a fresh begin for you and promise yourself not to dwell on past relationships.

11. Your expectations

What are your expectations from joining an online dating webpagina? Tell people the zuigeling of relationship you are hoping to find but don’t say you are looking for marriage if you are truly looking for a casual fling and vice versa. Again, you will waste both of your time.

12. Write a chapter, not a book

By this I mean, don’t tell your entire life story ter your profile. I encourage you to provide spil much information spil possible about yourself but use brief bursts of information, sectioned by paragraphs, rather than writing a long werkstuk so whoever is reading it is intrigued to find out more about you.

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