Dating profiles can be fun to peruse but when it comes to your own, well, the task is more than a little daunting. You don’t want to sound like a conceited know-it-all but you also don’t want to short-change yourself. It’s a wild world but a little insight* from the ‘other side’ on how you should sell yourself might help you make your way through it.
With just the right balance of wit, confidence and nerdiness, you just might find your Mr. Right, your bae, your wifey.
The gals say:
Hey dude, don’t:
Make checklists. Total no-no, so don’t state upfront in your bio to not even bother messaging you if you’re this, this or this. Honey, you needn’t worry.
Write vague one-liners. Things like “extrovert” will surely piss her off.
D*ck talk. Girls don’t care. (At least, not at first glance at your profile. Later on, maybe.)
Post photos with your arms around two girls. We get it, ladies love you. But not this one.
Make your profile pic a group shot. It’s just lazy. No one wants to sit there and try and figure out which one you are.
Have a sense of humour, always and forever.
Be funny with your pics too. Mix it up with some that highlight your hobbies and you’re golden.
Own your inner nerd. If you’re a touch on the dorky side and KNOW it (huge difference if you’re a nerd and don’t), then expect a lot of likes and swipes to the right.
Be honest. Be yourself. The more personality, the better. Duh.
The guys say:
Hey girl, don’t:
Give generic answers that read like every other profile will have you shot down in a heartbeat. Puppies and Netflix-binging. Meh.
Lead with what you don’t like. Like stating from the get-go that you don’t dig short dudes. Sometimes the greatest things come in smaller packages.
Emojis. Clearly invented by the devil. Just don’t.
Make every photo a selfie. It sends a message that you’re self-absorbed and even if you’re a total hottie, you somehow become a little less attractive in his eyes.
Give him the side arm. You know, when a girl poses like a model with her hip jutted out and her hand on it with the arm bent just so. Yeah, this offensive action is apparently a deal breaker.
Keep it real. Unlike what many believe, some dudes don’t want a Barbie doll.
Bring the wit, a little sarcasm. Someone who can dish it out and can take it, is always a winner.
Show the natural look, not too much makeup and posing the same way over and over again.
Live close by! Geographically speaking, the closer, the better. What can we say? Some guys are lazy.
Be outdoors. A pic of you doing some sort of outdoor activity may seem super-cheesy but boys dig it. And a little creativity will only increase your chances.
All that being said, online dating is a means to an end, a necessary evil that can be quite easy since you can do it while laying in bed. But it should also be acknowledged that you can’t really judge someone purely based on their profile. Just don’t take it too seriously. Love is out there. And if you want to post a million selfies, you go right ahead. We’re not judging.
*We may not agree with every insight, we’re just the messenger here.