Questions for online dating profile
Writing text that is both funny and VERY detailed and specific about your life tends to cut out the curiosity seekers and weirdos from responding.
The more detail you provide, the easier it is for other people to decide whether they match to you.
I think it only suitable that we show some bad profiles first, and it seems only proper that I start off with Mike Cane’s classic post, the one that he proudly emailed me almost immediately after posting… I will commiserate deeply as you labor in the Corporate Suitpit … while I stay at home and torment myself at a keyboard. Mind you, you must have the house and the fur rug ready … [You must read it on his site with pictures for full effect, of course.] I’m sure it won’t surprise you that I was the one (via email, and then mentioned in the comments section) who said, “but what’s in it for ME? 😉 Writing a good online dating profile shouldn’t be too difficult – especially for someone who writes every day, and yet it’s the part where I got stumped.
When you come home, I will rip off your pinstripes … It seemed so artificial to me to put all this information about myself out there and up front. Off the top of my head: Type-A perfectionist who has an unnatural fascination with gadgets, shoes, Louis Vuitton accessories, little sports cars, and things with blinking LEDs.
In an Iowa Now article, Andy High, corresponding author of the study and assistant professor in the university’s Department of Communication Studies, said, “You want to balance all that is wonderful about yourself with some things that aren’t negative, but more humble or realistic about yourself.
It’s important to put your best foot forward, but maybe not in your best pair of shoes." By now, I think we’ve all tried online dating at some point or know people who have.
This bit of writing is supposed to give the reader, your potential match, enough information about you to create an illusion of knowing you, without telling him or her enough to scare them away.
The pictures you post are supposed to complement the profile, while giving an accurate idea of how you look now – not some fuzzy lighted “Glamor Shot”, and definitely not a picture from 20 years ago.
One particularly popular paragraph dealt with the fun of selling wrapping paper for the kids.Someone who is looking for perfection…and who refuses to settle. ), someone who doesn’t look to me to keep him entertained 24/7, someone who has his own life and plenty of stories to keep me entertained when we are sharing; someone who is entertained by my stories; someone I can miss when he is gone; someone who misses me when I am gone; someone who doesn’t lie about his marital state; someone who is most definitely not “all hat and no horse.” Ummm…yeah.Like anyone from outside of West Texas was going to “get” that.When you know what you want, it’s much easier to recognize what you don’t want.
And when you cut out the BS, what’s left is what’s important; so I had to first understand that.Maybe there is a good reason I had so readily accepted being a singleton.