Tips for writing a dating profile

02-Dec-2019 10:11

To set yourself apart from the herd, you might be tempted to highlight or exaggerate your accomplishments.

But paradoxically, new research suggests that is not the way to go.

Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.

The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.

When you’re crafting your profile, there’s no harm in sharing your accomplishments and the qualities you possess that you most admire about yourself and that you can bring to a relationship.

But remember to throw in some modesty as well — no one likes a braggadocious date.

Creating a great online dating profile is more than just saying who you are and what your romantic desires are — there’s also some science to it.

Don’t let that scare you away, but consider carefully what you’ll share and how you’ll share it.

I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds.

Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos.

The stigma is gone -- and don’t listen to anyone who disagrees. Today, my clients zip their credit cards to the tune of anywhere around 0 to 0 (though I spill 144 pages of easy, actionable advice in my new book, for those on a budget). To be completely corny and completely honest, these sites and apps can help you find the most important person in your life -- and they all require some sort of profile (yes, even a series of photos counts).

That goal alone, though, can be paralyzing, giving even writers writers’ block and above all making the majority of profiles…let’s just say lacking the personality they so desperately need.

Don’t let that scare you away, but consider carefully what you’ll share and how you’ll share it.I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds.Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos.The stigma is gone -- and don’t listen to anyone who disagrees. Today, my clients zip their credit cards to the tune of anywhere around 0 to 0 (though I spill 144 pages of easy, actionable advice in my new book, for those on a budget). To be completely corny and completely honest, these sites and apps can help you find the most important person in your life -- and they all require some sort of profile (yes, even a series of photos counts).That goal alone, though, can be paralyzing, giving even writers writers’ block and above all making the majority of profiles…let’s just say lacking the personality they so desperately need.Yes, you heard me -- I craft other people’s online dating pages for Tinder, Ok Cupid, Our Time, you name it.