You’ve decided that you’re going to give Internet dating a go. You’ve chosen a site, or even a couple of sites that you’ll post your profile on, with the expectancy that once women read your profile, they’ll flock to you.
What are you going to put in your profile that will make women do that? And how can you know if your profile is going to attract the right kind of women for you? This is tricky business because you can’t possibly be successful if your profile makes you look desperate or negative or if you try to portray yourself as Superman.
Here’s what you need to do to create an attractive profile that the kind of women you want will love:
- Be positive. Your profile is no place for negativity about yourself or your world.
- Post good photos of yourself. You may not look like Matt Damon, but that’s no reason to use shoddy photos that are of poor picture quality. The first thing women are going to see is your picture.
Make sure that it’s recent – to within a year or so – and portrays you as pleasant, friendly and ready to meet someone great. You can ask a friend to take some photos (don’t be embarrassed about this – this is serious stuff), or you can find a good candid photo of you that was taken when you were in your element – relaxed and happy.
- Take time to outline your favorite pastimes, the most important things in life, what you do for fun, and who you’re looking for in a woman. Do your best to sound unique.
Everyone likes having dinner with that special someone and cuddling by the fire. But does everyone like mediating on the beach, or researching the origins of lost languages? Those are the things that set you apart. And these are the things that will spark the interest of the kind of women you want to date.
- Don’t try to make yourself into someone you’re not. Be you. You have unique and valuable qualities, so highlight those. Don’t try to portray yourself as a different person just because you think that might be more attractive.
- Spelling and grammar – these are two words that you need to keep foremost in your mind before publishing your dating profile. Run your profile through spell/grammar check, and have a friend proofread it to make sure it sounds right. You can use a bit of slang – your profile doesn’t have to sound terribly formal, but it shouldn’t be a nightmare to read, either.
- Don’t write a novel, but don’t make your profile too short, either. You can give your prospective dates a good overview of your life. This will hopefully spark some interest in her and compel her to find out the details.
Use these six tips to creating an online profile that will bring out your best qualities and spark the interest of the right kind of women. Incorporate these guidelines into your profile writing, and you’ll have a much better chance of finding love, or at least the kind of dates you want through the Internet dating scene!