Making an online dating profile
So I’ll tell you what I tell them: a truly standout profile isn’t very long; it’s usually a few short paragraphs.
It can still tell you just as much about a person as a longer one will, but you’ll keep reading a shorter profile until the end without needing a nap when you’re done.
What's right for the Brooklyn hipster might not be right for the Manhattan corporate type (think if you're the former, if you're the latter).
We enlisted the help of Laurie Davis, online dating coach and founder of e Flirt Expert, a dating consulting service, to learn the art of marketing your online personality.Davis, 29, lives in New York and we find her especially credible for having turned a Twitter flirtation of her own into a serious relationship. Choose The Right Site Before you actually start your profile (or redo it, as the case may be) you should make sure you're on the best dating site for you."A dating site is only as good as the matches on it for you," says Davis.Solution: Get specific When you want to use an adjective to describe yourself, think of an anecdote or example that shows how you embody that trait and share that instead.For example, if you are romantic, you might say, “I’m the type of partner who will plan a surprise weekend getaway to a cozy little B&B on the coast where we can snuggle in bed or watch the waves crashing on the shore.” Or if family is really important, you might write, “Nothing means more to me than spending the weekend cheering on my sons in their lacrosse games.” I always find it fascinating when a client either writes the entire profile about himself or who she’s looking for… My choice of pronouns is intentional: I’ve found, anecdotally, that more guys tend to write about themselves and don’t include much about the woman they’re seeking (except perhaps for “attractive”).
Also, "if you don't represent the you that you look like now, that's going to be a challenge when you meet up," Davis says.