31 0 0 0 1 1. How To Write A Good Online Dating Profile There are enough terrible internet dating profiles out there. Here’s how to write one that won’t send potential partners running good write up for dating site the closest cat video. Posted on September 18, 2012, at 1:44 p.
Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. And there are so many bad ones! But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes. So, welcome to Internet Dating Bootcamp, where I’ll teach you how to trick unsuspecting Match.
Clever is better than boring, but boring is better than gross. If you’re attracted to Type-A go-getter types who get up at 6am to exercise, emphasize your similar love of hard work. If you like low-key creative types, share what it is you make. Do you get off on witty banter? Then your profile should be clever. Want someone who shares your taste for obscure French films?
That photo where your skin looks all glowy and you can’t see your cankles? But the photo from 6 years, 25 pounds and two high-stress jobs ago? Yes, you looked great, but you want to date someone who is attracted to you right now. So select photos that look good, but could also in some universe be reasonably understood to be you. They reflect your taste and your judgment.
This one should be obvious, but unfortunately it’s not. Make sure your profile is reasonably coherent. Use proper punctuation and make sure most of the words are spelled correctly. One very reliable red flag on online dating sites: People who list the age range of people they’ll date as significantly younger or significantly older, but not overlapping with their own. Pregnant had existed in the 70s?
And also realize that while relationships with large age differences can of course be happy and successful, there is usually something wrong with a person who refuses to engage romantically with anyone in their peer group, and instead seeks out a relationship that will involve serious differences in experience and power. Yes, we’ve all been burned while dating, and we all have loooooong lists of things we don’t want in a partner. It may be true that your interests are 69, anal, ass, bikini babes, masturbating, porn, vaginas and the beach. But only one of those things should be listed on your internet dating profile. If you’ve got your own online dating horror stories, drop them below, or submit them anonymously.
Online Dating is a weekly column about How We Date Now, from the proprietor of the website of the same name, showing off the best of the worst internet dating has to offer. Submit the horrific messages you get, and we will collectively laugh at them. Our serif font, Pensum, is brought to you by Typemates. Register for free now at match. Match Relationship and dating advice from match. Your online dating profile is your selling point, allowing you a prime opportunity to showcase your best photos and your unique personality.