Being Single: What to write on a dating profile

It’s Saturday night, all your friends are out with their boyfriends and your home alone with a takeaway, a bottle of wine and re-runs of Downton Abbey.

Unlike when you go on a first date,  your profile is your answers to his questions. It’s the first impression the other half as of you. Like in job interviews, you only get one impression.Your bio tells them who you are, how you look, what you do and what you love. When writing your profile your deciding on who you want to be and how you want to be perceived. You got to make those decisions quite quickly.

I’m a fan of dating sites, as you get to meet people you wouldn’t meet normally. I know there is negativity about the websites, safety issues too. I have never disclosed personal information. I have never responded to anyone asking me what I am wearing. If going off to meet someone I have always told somebody and had a code word.

Here’s some tips I’ve picked along the way about writing a perfect profile…

  • Choose the right photo. Your best selfie might be your first choice but not the best impression. Don’t catfish yourself choosing a photo from years ago. No drunken photo. Pics with friends in it. Its all about you. According to Marie Claire summer photos are more positive then winter ones. So choose carefully…
  • Conservative? Okay so I’m not a fan of inappropriate flesh moments like boobs out. Not only choose an appropriate photo but make sure it looks right too
  • Pet Peeves and Habits. It’s a fine line to cross on what to share on your profile of what you love to do and what you hate. Don’t mention all your pet peeves and what you hate.Don’t spill all the beans you love. You need to keep some things for the real date.
  • Cliches. Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out. Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter.
  • Keep it updated too. What you may love one month may change the next month. Also photos too keep them updated.
  • Be honest, stay positive and be true to yourself. If you stick to these final points then you’re doing the right thing for you. DO NOT give out personal information numbers, addresses, work places etc.

Online dating is a daunting experience and one which takes guts to do. Putting in the effort does pay off. I know people who’ve met and still together after years and even married.

It might not work straight away but give it time and you’ll be okay. Remember to be safe and be honest. Tell someone where you are and what you’re doing. Be aware of the people who want to meet straight away. Send messages like “what you’re wearing? or where do you live?” Never give out personal information. If you don’t feel comfortable hit that block button. Remember to have some fun and if you want, swipe right, you never know what might happen!

From one single girl to another, stay strong, be safe and have fun, remember Mr Right is just around the corner!

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