Fortunately though, writing an outstanding profile is as easy as pie once you know what the questions are really asking.
Here are some tips from a veteran online dater about what stands out and what stinks.
If you are someone who is guilty of writing a self-summary like one of the above, the good news is lots of people do it so it doesn’t take much improvement to stand out.
The bad news is your profile is all your potential matches have of you.
Every online dating site provides you with a text box in which to introduce yourself.
This space is where your potential matches will first hear your voice and sense your personality beyond the photo.
But the “I’d be happy to tell you more” is cliché and somewhat egotistical.
You haven’t proven that you’re interesting enough for me to message you, so to ask people to ask you about yourself in the first paragraph is a nonstarter.Here are some questions to help you tell your story.You can answer one question in several paragraphs in your self-summary, or answer several questions with a paragraph each, or answer a bunch of these questions with one sentence each: If these questions sound like college admission personal statements, it’s because online dating is a lot like college admissions.At the last tropical themed potluck party that I hosted, I met someone who used to be personal secretary to the Prince of Dubai!I grew up in a traditional Catholic family, but after my first Buddhist meditation retreat at age 25, I have been hooked by Eastern philosophy and spirituality ever since.The admissions officer has to make a decision as to whether or not you are a good match for their institution based on what you say about yourself.