How to Create a Profile That People Will Actually Look At. (usually helps)

The online dating world can be confronting for the first timer but there is at least some comfort in the knowledge that millions of others have taken the plunge already - with thousands of local singles registered in your area alone. The benefits of the online dating scene are as varied as they are fantastic, but there is that all important dating profile you have to contend with.

Here are just a few reasons why you would want to join an online dating site:

  • You are surrounded by like minded individuals
  • You can actually relate to the people you are engaging with
  • You will learn some great new pick up lines and ways of talking to the opposite sex (or the same, whatever your fancy)
  • You will gain real world confidence and a new found love for yourself!

Online Dating starts and ends with the member profile or bio. This is probably one of the most important elements to the success of your experience and getting this wrong can leave you with a sour taste toward online dating - and dating in general. Let's make sure that does not happen and go through how to write an online dating profile that doesn't suck!

The Key to creating an online dating profile that actually gets looked at.

The outline of your profile should build itself as most of the standard questions are included. Questions about your hobbies and interests as well as your likes and dislikes are usually always the default, while some of the naughtier dating sites may also ask you what your preferred sexual position is! The trick to making your profile stand out is to fill these answers in with short and succinct points. Don't try and be funny or clever here as it usually does not carry across and more often than not you will offend someone. Save your comedy for when you actually meet or chat with them.

Tips on making sure your online dating profile stands out (in a good way)

  • •Be positive in your language and general attitude toward people - it shows in your writing!
  • •Avoid writing on topics that you are too passionate about as they may cause you to go on or worse - provoke a fight.
  • •Tell people exactly what you are looking for. The more honest you are the more you open yourself to get what you want
  • •Use more nouns than adjectives, to make your profile reflect the real person not just the 'feelings'
  • •People like to be able to relate, so list common likes including food and drink, color, etc
  • •Show an exact vision of an ideal partner as this will say a lot more about you as a person

These tips should be more than enough to give you the start you need to create a dating profile that reflects who you are and what you want. Of course like anything in life, you will get better and gain more confidence with experience. Over time you can use these experiences to make your own online dating profile stand out that much more and define who you are and what you are looking for that much better.

It's OK to spy... a little bit.

Comparison is healthy, and so in the meantime it never hurt to check out some of the other profiles on the site to see if there is anything that catches your eye and would work on your profile.