Tips for writing a dating profile
That said, the world of online dating can be daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so here are our top tips for making the most of your dating profile and spotting a great potential partner.
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse. Try an ad that consists entirely of your favorite movie dialogue or a list of beloved fictional characters. My ad requested a man "financially stable, kinda handsome, who can slow dance, make me laugh, read between the lines." Cast a wide net and edit out the responses. A woman I know snagged a boyfriend when she described her ideal job as a combination of circus performer and archaeologist. Unless you know for sure that you only want to meet, say, a nonsmoking Portuguese-speaking dentist, go easy on the list of qualities he must have.
Don't "like fine dining" when you can be passionate about Memphis barbecue, don't "enjoy movies" when you can declare your enthusiasm for Mel Brooks. Include the basics: your age and occupation, whether or not you have children, whether you're looking for a date or a life partner. "Mid-30s" or "early 40s" is fine, but assume he'll round up.8. ‘If a dating profile asks what you’re looking for, don’t give too much detail.