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Three tips for writing the perfect online dating profile

When your quest for love takes you to the World Wide Web, a great profile is key. Of course, a compelling photo has its role in making your profile appealing, but those who are looking for a lasting relationship will look beyond your great photo to find out what you are about. It would be great if potential suitors take your profile at face value and acknowledge what a unique, fascinating and loving person you are; unfortunately, that is not how things work in the online dating world.

The following are essential tips that will help you attract the right suitors online.

A snapshot of who you are, how you live your life and exactly what you are looking for

Start your profile by describing your most noticeable and positive attributes. Are you outgoing? Loyal? Funny? Creative? Or intellectually curious? Use 3-4 adjectives to describe your personality. If you are at a loss, seek help from a friend or someone close. It is important that you include the things you care about. However, do not use the crutch to talk about your job. This is not a job interview after all. Most important, be honest about what you are looking for. Never downplay or hedge your desire to be in a committed relationship. Remember, you are trying to attract people who are looking for what you too are looking for. 

Who you are hoping to meet – their character, not characteristics!

There is no better way of emphasizing this. By all means, clearly indicate who you want to meet in your profile. While on this, try to avoid sounding too specific with respect to their characteristics. Avoid mentioning ideals like height, complexion, hobbies, interests, and education. 

By focusing on character, you are being specific to values, which will resonate with like-minded suitors. Focusing on the characteristics, on the other hand, risks portraying you as rigid, superficial and overly picky person. Remember, you began your profile by stating who you are and what you are looking for. So, if someone is still reading, they are probably interested in knowing more about you and what you care about. 

Keep out the negative and snarky

Negativity is not sexy – it has never been!

Talking about your bitterness or cynicism portrays you as a negative person, and won't attract the people you want to meet. Finally, keep sarcasm off your online profile. 

Online dating can be daunting. However, the care and thoughtfulness you put into your profile can make all the difference as far as your search for love online is concerned. Make the effort to put up a clear, appealing and honest profile, and get started with meeting great people on Byber today.

BYBER Team 😉

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