There is a certain art to creating a dating profile: it’s a subtle dance of expressing who you are, without blathering on like a fool. What angle should your main image be taken from? Should you really admit that you’re 89? Posting photos with the object of your obsession - your pet chinchilla Fluffy – a faux pas? All your answers await you here*, in TheBestDateSites’ guide to an irresistible dating profile.
Profile Pics: Be doing something interesting (if you do interesting things) and avoid pictures of drinking or pictures with members of the opposite sex (sorry guys, your cherished photo with Oprah is a no go. Actually, I take that back, DEFinitely post your photo with Oprah. But girls, keep your photo booth reel with John Stamos locked in your dresser).
Honesty: Try to avoid lying or misrepresenting yourself on your profile. I know, I know, everybody does it, and nobody can PROVE that you didn’t invent science, but the whole point of online dating is meeting and getting to know people, and fudging the truth often leads to the truth coming back to bite you, with Maury-like levels of awkwardness ensuing. An added note: don’t be TOO honest; users out there don’t need to know right away about your fixation with hentai.
Creativity: With so many online daters out there, it’s important to distinguish yourself. Think about what makes you different, and express it in a creative way. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be hilarious though, nobody is looking at these profiles to ROFL, they’re looking for attraction.
All in all, just be yourself, try to include as much information as you can to weed out those who a) you wouldn’t be interested in or b) couldn’t keep up with you, and most importantly, have fun!
* Answers: 1) Doesn’t really matter (just no junk shots fellas), 2) you should wear it like a badge of honor, and 3) yeah maybe wait for the third date to bust out Fluffiekins.