Time to Check Your Profile?

August 14, 2014 at 1.00am by in Online Dating

I read an article last week about the mistakes that men make when they load their profile for a dating site. The advice sounded good to me so I have copied it here for you.

Please take a moment to read it and think about your own profile – does it need to be changed?

The main problems…

Too long: As a general rule of thumb, a few sentences are not enough, but anything over three paragraphs is way too long. People will simply see the length and think, “I don’t have time to read this,” and click on someone else’s profile. No need to tell your life story. Save it for the date… and even then, leave something to mystery!

Too negative: No one wants to date a Negative Nellie, so stay away from talking about bad times in your life and ex-girlfriends. People will think, “You hate your job and you just broke up with your girlfriend. What’s next for you?”

Too busy: We all have busy jobs, but leading with this is not the way to go because it only leads to one question: does he even have time to date? Profiles are not supposed to be a stream of consciousness narrative about your life story. He would have even been better off using the worst line out there, “I love to laugh and have fun,” and nothing else.

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