Online Dating Profile Writing Tips
You have registered, now for the hard bit, how do you go about creating an interesting and attractive profile ?
Selecting a Username
Bad: Laura111119, SexGoddess922, RUMySoulmate
A good username should tempt potential partners to open your profile and learn more, Donaldson says, so you want it to stand out. Using just your name implies that you didn’t put a lot of thought into it; plus, it’s generic. Experts also advise against usernames that might make you look like a show-off.
Great: MagicMike, TheFun1, TheCityGirl, DontOpenThis, TheTotalPackage
You want something fun, that shows off who you are and is not boring, Be clever, or use a play on words. Go for things that can be easily recognized.
Writing a Headline/Tagline
Great: “The girl who has everything… but a 1957 Fender Strat.”; “My hidden talent is…”
The purpose of a tagline is to create an icebreaker for users to reach out to you. Remember you are marketing yourself, and you need to write a tagline that reaches the type of match you are looking for. Guitarist seeking guitarist Appeal to their musical side. Looking for a funny guy Be funny. When in doubt; Choose one or two key facts [about yourself], and insert them into your headline. This works, because, again, you’re keeping them guessing.
Bad: “I like playing trombone.”
Boooooring. There are hundreds of thousands of online daters, and many of them also play instruments. Why should they remember you? What makes you special? When describing yourself, be specific and avoid cliches, too. Never ever say that you like long walks on the beach, even if you do !
Great: “I love playing trombone… remind me to tell you about that time I free-styled with Johnny Depp.”
Make your self-summary short but significant. No more than three paragraphs. A good example includes interesting information about yourself, your hobbies, and what you love about your life. You want to represent yourself and intrigue potential partners. Leave them wanting to know more about you.
Picking Profile Pictures
Bad: Not having pictures; pictures with your cat
Pictures aren’t optional; they’re essential to catching the eye of a potential partner. Men are very visual as everyone knows. So if you don’t appeal to their sense of beauty, they will not write to you. One or two photos is the minimum, but never more than four.
The text content of your profile is really important: Great dating profiles do not have shots of people with their pets. Just don’t do it ! You may love them, but potential partners do not.
What works the best, weirdly, are selfies. Don’t ask why, but it’s what men react to. “However, you need to have a wide range. For example, if you have just selfies of your head, a guy or girl will 9 times out of 10 not write to you because they are wondering why you haven’t shown your body.
The Dating Profile Golden Rule
Stay true to who you are. If you create a dating profile based on a person that you think people would like, you’re never going to find someone that’s right for you. Be yourself and Good Luck !!