How to Write the Best Online Dating Profile Ever …
Pick Your Pics
Pictures are the most important aspect of your profile. Men don’t read and if they did they definitely don’t remember what they read. So, take some good shots of yourself. A primary photo that says something about your uniqueness will grab a man’s attention. It definitely explains why I keep clicking on all the women on motorcycles with broad shoulders and a strong chin.
Keep the pictures current and make sure you have more than one. One of these shots should be a full body shot. Nothing’s worse than meeting a dude who expects you to look different than you do. I learned this lesson the hard way after several dates with guys who didn’t like men with hairy chests. Once I posted a pic in a V-neck that showed a little chest hair, my dates started going better than ever. But, that was when I was gay and now I’m into women, so chest hair isn’t so much of an issue.
Oh, and make sure you show your eyes. There’s a lot of communication going on between pairs of eyes, even if they’re separated by two laptop monitors and high-speed internet connection. Men love flirty eyes. And women who look straight into camera make me want to totally hit that (still sounds awkward on me, sorry)!
Catchy Screen Names and Catchier Catch Phrases
This is the most difficult part of your profile. My suggestion here is to keep it simple, but relatable. Any twist on a saying everyone knows may spark some interest. For example, mine (when I was gay, which I’m not anymore) was “comic seeks straight (acting) man.” It also works because it tells a little about who I am and what I’m seeking. I mean, who I was seeking when I was gay. Which I’m not anymore.
Show Off Your Body!
The body of your profile is where you really show guys who you are. So don’t waste words saying you love movies, your friends and fun. Everyone loves their friends. Otherwise, they’d be your enemies or your mother-in-law (straight guy joke). And don’t apologize for taking part in online dating or talk about how your friends forced you to sign up. That only reads as uncomfortable to guys. Better to just own it!
Start by really thinking about what is unique about you. Feel free to tell a story about yourself. I found myself totally wanting to schtup a woman who wrote about a time when she helped deliver a baby in a Macy’s. Ultimately, she wasn’t my type because as a straight guy I’m a lone wolf who’s not ready for commitment and never will be. But, regardless, the story piqued my interest and I left her page feeling I was really only one chromosome away from loving her forever.
You Want It All!
When it comes to listing attributes you want in a partner, don’t be too specific. Sure, some things are deal breakers. If you hate smoking, you don’t want a smoker. But other things, like income level or astrological sign can unnecessarily limit the number of responses you get to your profile.
Besides, the attention of having more suitors knocking on your inbox door is really good for your ego. It must be, because I’m feeling jealous of all those other guys as I write this (this straight thing is finally catching on).
Ladies, profread your work. You want a smart, inteligent man, everyone duz. So, show him your a smart womyn who know’s how to use spellcheck. Otherwize, its just emberaassing.
I know it’s tempting lie on your profile. This is especially true when it comes to the temptation to state a different age or put up pictures from five years ago. But, seriously, this only hurts you and wastes time in the long run. And it shows that you’re uncomfortable with yourself, which you shouldn’t be. You’re great just how you are. So, be honest. If a guy likes you for who you really are, he’s worth your time. Plus, it will save you that awkward moment of having to explain that you’re not who you said you were when someone special is truly interested. Don’t start the romance of your life with a lie.
BY: BRIAN CLARK