There is such a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to write your online dating profile. And let's be honest, it is important to get it right. I've found it helpful to think about your profile rather like a cross between a CV and a great piece of PR. Does that sound tough? Well, if you want to stand out from everyone else online then it's well worth spending some time thinking about what you want to say and how you want to come across to potential dates. It's not about making things up but it is about thinking creatively. It's about showing rather than telling. Nobody wants to read yet another profile about loving country walks, watching films curled up on the sofa, having a good sense of humor .... yawn!
With a good few years dating experience behind me and now with the wonderful job of helping people create an Irresistible Dating Profile these are the dos and don'ts of profile writing that I've learned.
- Facts not fiction -- if you are a couch potato don't talk about your fitness schedule ... unless you're looking for someone to help you off the couch.
- Don't be shy and uncertain about yourself. Go easy on the self deprecation.
If you use these as pointers when you're writing your profile you will stand out ... that's a promise! I love that I now get time with amazing people guiding them to creating a stand out dating profile. If you'd like some one-to-one support take a look and see how I could help you.