How to Write Dating Profiles

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Since navigating the dating world can be difficult, it can be helpful to use a variety of resources. Dating sites continue to provide both men and women with opportunities to meet suitable partners. If you're considering entering your dating profile into the mix, crafting an alluring profile is essential. Avoid attracting unwanted attention due to providing stale or misleading bait. Writing a suitable dating profile involves summing up your best qualities with confidence and creativity.

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    Survey your competition. Knowing what you're up against can help you create a unique profile. It can also help you avoid ghastly mistakes, such as coming across as too desperate or clingy. Read examples of both "good" and "bad" profile examples provided on your chosen site. Scanning multiple dating sites can give you a better picture of the dating landscape, including preferred terminology.

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    Mimic the profiles that attract you. Pinpointing what makes you take a second glance can help ensure you add that extra touch to your own profile. Generally, draw from dating profiles that make you laugh or daydream, compel you to seek further contact with the profile owner. Creating a dating profile that would attract "someone like you," may just yield your wish.

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    Gain interest with a vibrant headline. Think of headlines as your first impression when writing dating profiles. Keeping yours dynamic can make it stand out from the other "smart, easy-going" types who just like to have "fun." Posing witty questions or making bold observations in your headlines can help your dating profile get the attention you desire. Consider paying extra for features such as bold lettering and larger fonts.

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    Sell your positive qualities. Although you shouldn't lie to gain more interest, there's nothing wrong with focusing on the best aspects of your personality and social status. Including details about your recent break-up and job loss may gain you sympathy, but it probably won't get you dates.

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    Present a dynamic picture of what you have to offer. Remember that describing events is much better than simply stating facts. For example, briefly describing your last mountain-climbing expedition is better than simply stating that you love adventure.

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    Take your time to craft a masterpiece. Submitting a sloppily written dating profile can make you appear immature and unprepared. The time spent perfecting your bait can prove worthwhile when you do meet that special someone. Asking trusted friends to rate your finished product can help ensure you're submitting quality work.

Tips and warnings

  • Adding appealing photos to your dating profile can help attract greater interest. Avoid using misleading pictures as this dishonesty can ruin your credibility.
  • Seeking both male and female opinions about your dating profile can give you a better picture of its true appeal.

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