Internet Dating for Rookies – Your Online Profile #4 Profile Text

One of the biggest mistakes people who are new to internet dating make is their profile text. This is such a crucial area with Dating Online and often will be the “clincher” between a reply or no reply (and with Internet Dating, all replies count!). The thing to remember with your profile text is that this is the shop window to you. Male or female you’re competing with thousands of other singletons and it’s therefore really important to ensure that you make your profile count.

So if the profile text is often the make or break (after all, they liked your picture and message enough to bother reading your profile text) why is it that there are so many poor examples out there? Bad spelling and grammar, references to sex or other inappropriateness, or hardly any text at all other than “message me”, these really do smack of someone who isn’t particularly invested in the process of finding love. You don’t need me to tell you, you should be giving these lot a wide birth!

Before we go any further though let’s talk aims. What is the point of the profile text? If you’ve never asked this question (because most people would consider this too much of a rudimentary question to ask), then ponder that for a second. Did you just write the text because there was a space to fill? Did the dating site you’re on state you couldn’t leave it blank? Did you just write the first few things that came to mind when you were signing up in a tipsy state late one evening? The point of the profile text is simply to ensure you give yourself the best opportunity to get a reply. That’s it. All you need to do is ensure that when someone reads it, they say “yeah, they seem like the type of person I’d like to get to know better”. Once you’re clear on this aim, you’ll make better decisions about what you write – my top tips on doing so are discussed in detail in my website article. 

I’ve listed the key things to things to be mindful of when writing your profile:

1. Word count
2. Profile balance
3. Language
4. The “About You” section

To read the full article which explains the four points above in much more detail head over to TheDatingGuru website (provide your email address to become a Guru follower to access this content). As a bonus, I’ve also included secret ways to boost your response rate 😉 

Happy Dating all!

David Cohen – The Dating Guru

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