Dating Advice

Writing Your First Dating Profile: Dos and Don’ts

What do you need to do to become a beautiful butterfly? At some point, you have to leave your cocoon and spread your wings before you can soar through the air. This is very similar to what you need to do to find a date. You need to create a dating profile and post it online. In this dating profile, you need to present yourself as the butterfly so that you can meet someone special.

Writing the best dating profile will help you attract the right person to you. This article will provide useful tips on how you can do this.

Crafting the Perfect Dating Profile

If you have been single for a while or are just getting back into the dating scene, you may be considering creating a dating profile. While there are many online dating sites, you should consider a few things before you sign up. It is important to remember that you will not be able to hide your true identity; even if you omit your name, it is easy for people to find out your age and location.

While many people consider their online identity to be a carefully crafted veil, anyone who has any experience with online dating knows that this veil doesn’t last very long. People look to connect online, and once they have found a person they like; they do not hesitate to start sending messages.

With that in mind, here are the dos and don’ts when creating your dating profile:

  • Write out a few different paragraphs about yourself and your hobbies and interests. This will give you a chance to get a feel for what you’re trying to say and will help you decide how much space you’ll need to fill. Rather than simply providing a list of hobbies to check off, we want to know more about you. Tell us what your hobbies, values, and interests are, what you’re looking for on a date, and what you’d like to get out of dating. Just be sure to avoid clichés like “I love to laugh,”; “I’m looking for a great guy,”; or anything that sounds like you’ve used the exact same lines on the last three dating sites you’ve signed up for.
  • Take a look through your collection of photos. A good dating profile picture should have a subject that looks like you and a background that tells a bit about your personality. When you’re just starting out in the dating world, it can be hard to get a handle on what’s acceptable in terms of posting photographs on your online dating profile. Hide your bathroom selfie! You might think that a photo of you in the bathroom in your best lighting adds to your honesty, but it can be a massive turnoff to anyone who sees it. Bathroom selfies can make you look unprofessional and self-obsessed.
  • If you’re unsatisfied with the results you’re getting from your online dating endeavors, consider revamping your profile. The saying “the first impression is everything” is especially true when it comes to online dating. Fortunately, the key to a successful profile is all about knowing the right things to say. The trick is to avoid generic messages sent to every woman you’re interested in and customize your messages to best suit the particular woman you’re contacting.
  • When you invite someone out, it is a common courtesy to respond to their “yes” or “no” with a simple “thank you.” If you don’t want to go out with them, it is also a common courtesy to tell them that as well. If you ignore their response, it makes it seem like you are a person that has no manners. If you are dating, it is good to respond to texts and calls as soon as possible. If you don’t respond, it can be seen as a sign of disrespect.
  • There are some unwritten rules for communicating via text, email, and social media. But there are some rules for communicating in general. There are ways to introduce yourself and to conclude your conversations. Most of these aren’t hard and fast, but they are a good place to start from. Good manners in communication are essential to preventing unnecessary drama and ensuring that you always make a good first impression.

The online dating world is a wild place, and most people are out there just to have a good time. But, you can do a few things to make sure you are approachable and get the type of responses you’re looking for. It goes without saying that the more specific you are, the better your chances are finding someone looking for the same things you are.

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Carrie Jones