How to write a good dating profile: The dos and don'ts
Relationship Coach Sandy Weiner suggests, ‘If you work hard on improving your profile, you will be in the top 10 per cent of all people dating online. You'll definitely stand out from the crowd.’ Take the time then, to complete your profile effectively. To make the process easier for you we asked some real EliteSingles members what they look for in a profile – what’s appealing in a character description and which details fail to impress and therefore will be immediately forgotten. Below is our step-by-step guide of how to write a dating profile: the dos and don’ts to help you reap in the online dating success.
Online dating profile tips - the dos and don'ts
1. It’s all about your attitude
DO Write your dating profile when you’re in a good mood
According to Judith Orloff’s article about ‘How to attract positive relationships’ on PsychologyToday, ‘The more positive energy we give off, the more we'll receive. Ditto for negativity. It works like this: Love attracts love. Grumpiness attracts grumpiness. Passion attracts passion. Rage attracts rage.‘ A confident, upbeat person exudes charm which instantly makes them more desirable. This is worth considering when writing your dating profile. A good profile is optimistic and fully completed with no empty spaces or one word answers. In order to make your dating profile desirable and memorable, show people what you’re passionate about and where your interests lie.
Top Tip: Another useful online dating profile tip is to keep it updated with new and interesting content of your life. Say you’ve recently been on an interesting trip or tried a new activity that you found you really enjoyed, add it to your profile – you never know, you might have this in common with a potential new partner.
DON’T Use sexual innuendo
Our EliteSingles member survey about online dating profiles revealed that the biggest turnoff, according to members from countries all over the world, is sexual innuendo. 23 per cent of members concluded that it is the number one dating profile no-no, followed by negativity (22 per cent) and insufficient description (21 per cent). So when you’re sitting down to write your profile, bear this in mind. Even if you think something is funny and meant lightly, it will not be well received.