Writing online profiles for dating
On apps that don’t require much writing Don’t try to summarize yourself in something the length of a tweet or two. Use something that you’re actually interested in and turn it into a tweet length, one-liner, or quick story — think upbeat or even funny. Don’t have expectations, put your phone away, and don’t hype dates to the point of nervousness.
On profile-centric sites (Ok Cupid, Match.com, JDate, etc.) Don’t use adjectives to describe yourself — they’re meaningless. Don’t use too many exclamation points or emoticons!!! Don’t treat your profile as a biography, and don’t introduce yourself at the beginning or sign at the end.
En español | Whether you're newly single and a bit rusty, or you have been dating for a while, you probably joined a dating website hoping to meet someone special. The better written and complete, the more appealing the story is. Stating you aren't interested in someone with political views 180 degrees different from yours is fine, but adding that you find the view repugnant is over the top. He's been dating in the digital world since its inception, and he's gleaned what works and what doesn't.
Headshots work, but a potential date also wants to see the rest of you. And a photo without an accompanying detailed story is likely to preclude anyone from selecting you thoughtfully. Attention to Detail While I notice a woman's photo first, I also enjoy reading her story describing her 50-plus years of living and loving life. And there's no excuse for spelling or grammatical errors. What to Limit Your political attitude, while valid, need not be intolerant. Ken Solin is an author, lecturer and blogger who writes on the topic of families, relationships, dating and more from the perspective of a 50-plus.
Have a friend take photos, and don't wear sunglasses or a hat, or stand in shadows. It suggests a lack of interest in the whole dating process.
The Photo Professional photographs aren't necessary, but posting a cellphone photo taken at arm's length isn't cool, and using an old photo never makes for a pleasant surprise when you meet a date. Do the Work A profile that consistently states "I'll tell you later" rather than supplying answers to relevant questions is frequently passed by, no matter how good-looking the person in the photograph.
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