Hints writing online dating profile
by Alison Edwards How long do you spend getting ready for a night out?At a guess I would say that if you're a woman you can probably spend 1 hour upwards preening and titivating and if you're a man you can be showered, shaved and out of the door within 20 minutes (unless, of course, you're a metro-sexual in which case you probably take longer than a woman! Now let me ask you how long you would spend (or have spent) writing a profile for an online dating site? When you consider that you literally have minutes to impress someone and stand out from the rest in the online dating scene, don't you agree that more time and effort should be put into writing an online profile?If you don't like writing about yourself or think you are going to get writer's block it's a good idea to enlist the help of a friend; the kind of friend who is always saying to you "I can't understand why you're still single, you're such a catch".Ask your friend what your star qualities are and he or she will come up with a million and one positive things about you which you would have never thought of or dared to say about yourself.‘If you struggle for inspiration, why not look at other profiles to see what other people are saying?
Once you've read them take some time to think about what you are going to write and jot down some quick notes before hitting the keyboard.‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?We also got the help of Charly Lester, Co-Founder of Lumen, the newest dating app on the scene, specifically designed for cool and adventurous over 50s.Her advice however, can help you no matter your age! Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.