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Perfecting Your Online Dating Profile

There are 3 things a profile should do; present you in the best possible way, be interesting and make you stand out. So, how do you do it?

We’ve already given you some tips for taking a great profile picture, but what about the rest of your profile? Writing the ‘About Me’ section can be pretty daunting and feel a lot like writing a C.V – but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these tips and you're well on your way to perfecting your online dating profile ….

Imagine your ‘Personal Profile’ summary as the blurb of a book. You’re right next to thousands of other books and you’ve only got this one chance to attract someone’s attention. Keep it fairly short (around 200 words) and remember to…

Be Positive

A good profile is effectively just good marketing. You want to highlight your best features and present the traits that you find most appealing and interesting in yourself. Ask your friends to write a description of you and use some of their words, they’ll see only the best in you and that’s what you want a potential date to see too.

Be Specific

So many profiles read, ‘I love travelling…’ ok, that’s great but so does just about everyone else. Talk about what you love about travelling, where’s been your favourite place so far, where would you like to visit in the future? Insights like this not only make you sound interesting, but they provide a conversation starter for that first message.

Keep it Light-hearted

Meeting new people is always a little bit daunting, so don’t scare people off by jumping straight into your 5 year plan! Detailed information about your past, goals and ambitions are things that you discover when you start dating offline – that sort of insight isn’t for your dating profile.

Interesting Insights

Wired magazine pulled together massive amounts of data from dating websites and came across some surprising facts…

“Yoga and surfing are the most popular activities for men and women alike”

“The single most attractive band you could mention is Radiohead”

For the full article, click here>>

We hope that these tips have helped. Once you’re ready, head on over to Planet Rock Dating and get started on your profile!

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