Dating Advice: Three Mistakes to Avoid When Writing an Online
Dating Service Profile
After four years of reading more than 10,000 profiles of men and
women looking for a partner through online dating services, I've
laughed at my fair share of poorly written introductions.
Of those 10,000 online dating service profiles, no more than a
dozen captured my attention enough to make the first move. I'm
sure that you want to get lots of responses to your online
dating service advertisement, or else why would you bother
joining a site, and paying a small fee to meet new people? If
that is the case, then make sure you avoid the following three
mistakes at all costs:
Dating Advice Point 1. "I'm the One Your Mother Warned You
This is, from my research anyway, the most overused sentence in
an opening line for online dating service profiles. True, it's
the generic choice of some of the larger sites (such as Lavalife
or True) - if your profile is awaiting approval, this tag line
may show up while waiting for the a-okay. To avoid this, come up
with something a bit more original and unique.
But what if you aren't sure what that may be? Well, it's not
hard to take a look at your competition in the online dating
service field, so why not do a quick search and see what
everyone else is doing? Reading other people's description of
themselves may just get your creative juices flowing. At the
very least, it'll show you what everyone else is saying about
themselves - and what key phrases and words you should therefore
avoid in turn.
Dating Advice Point 2. "I Might Be the One you're Looking For"
This may be the case. However, by using this combination of
words anywhere in your online dating service profile, you aren't
telling me, or any other potential suitor, anything new.
What this line does say to someone checking you out is that the
online dating service profiler didn't do a lot of thinking about
how they wanted to present themselves. Tell people what gets
your eyes twinkling or what REALLY gets you up in the morning -
and don't say it's your alarm clock, either. Now is the time to
let your passions really shine through.
Dating Advice Point 3. Glaring Spelling or Grammatical Mistakes
This tip may seem childish, or trite - but it's of the utmost
importance. While chatting with someone online, you may have
some fast typing or spelling mistakes that a potential suitor
may find annoying. But until you get to that stage with someone,
NO ONE should know that you've got dyslexia, or just can't spell
It shows a lot to a potential suitor while they peruse the
online dating services that someone has taken the time to spell
check their document. Hell, get a friend to read over it for you
if need be in case you've missed something important. But if you
cannot take the time to write something legible, most people
perusing the online dating service websites will assume you
won't have time to bother doing other, more important small
tasks. And when you only have a couple of seconds to make that
first impression before someone clicks on another person - every
single details counts.
For More Free Dating Advice Visit Online Dating Advice