Your Dating Profile

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Online dating profiles are important in the world of online dating. In fact your dating site profile is one of the most important tools – it’s the equivalent of a first impression. Chances are people will only contact you, or reply to your messages if they like your profile. This is your chance of displaying your personality. Make it fun, honest, long enough to make someone interested, but short enough for them to want to find out more. You don’t want to give it all away. Usually it’s a good idea to look at some dating profile examples, or read other people’s profiles before you write it.

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Online Dating Profile

  • Do be honest
  • Do give people some information about yourself, but don’t ramble
  • Do keep it entertaining – have friends help you if you aren’t a great writer
  • Don’t give away what neighbourhood you live in
  • Do have at least three recent photos, of which one is a medium close-up of your face
  • Don’t talk too much about what you DON’T want in a partner – keep it positive
  • Don’t say you think online dating is embarrassing – be proud of what you do and stand up for yourself
  • Don’t make excuses for being single
  • Do check your spelling and grammar, or have someone check it for you
  • Do enjoy writing it – words come easier when you are having fun
  • Do believe in yourself when you are writing it