Online dating is like advertising: Know your ideal audience and target them by positioning yourself to be as appealing as possible.Keep your product’s major flaws out of the commercial.And on the subject of taking your time—take time to revise, spell check and correct the grammar of your profile. How would you feel if you thought you were meeting a man who described himself as “athletic” and “wealthy” but, when he showed up, had a Budweiser belly and lived in his kid’s basement? Unless you are truly “legally separated” (in that you live apart from your spouse), don’t say you are.You don’t want to look like (or attract) an ignoramus. If you are short, say so (though you might consider ‘petite’ if you are a thin woman) and if you have truly strong political beliefs, better write “liberal” or “conservative” so you won’t have a fistfight over your dinner conversation. There are people who will go out with you if you are married.
This can make or break whether someone reads your profile or not.
Wait till you are in a better mental space before you write your profile.
Your despondency will color your profile and you don’t want to be the wallflower or droopy dude at the online party.
So, welcome to Internet Dating Bootcamp, where I'll teach you how to trick unsuspecting users into thinking you’re actually cool and normal. You need to be you in your online dating profile, but the process of creating one is a good time to think about what kindergarten teachers call “being your best self at school.” If you’re attracted to Type-A go-getter types who get up at 6am to exercise, emphasize your similar love of hard work. Want someone who shares your taste for obscure French films? No, not everyone wants to date a carbon copy of themselves, but most of us want to be with someone with some overlapping interests.
If you like low-key creative types, share what it is you make. Put forward the version of yourself that’s most attractive to the person you’re trying to see naked.