[pagebreak] Miss Information tells us it can be truly mindboggling what red flags people slip into their profiles. Any hint of sad trombone will send quality dates running.” Give a critical eye to the potential profile shots, and think about the message they’re sending.
“If you aren’t sure how your profile looks/reads, ask a friend to proof it,” she suggests.
“They can catch any potentially off-putting, Charlie-Brown-sulking statements, as well as good-naturedly make fun of you for any weird phrasing or half-truths.
It’s not about the inch or two; it’s a sense that you’re insecure enough to be lying.
You shoot yourself in the foot immediately.” NEXT: What could possibly be worse than lying?
NEXT: "Cool" guys finish last [pagebreak] Vague adjectives signal “dull” and appear in far too many profiles, Robinson warns.
“‘I’m a laid-back, easygoing guy…’ Such terms are practically meaningless."Remember you are marketing yourself, and you need to write a tagline that reaches the type of match you are looking for." Guitarist seeking guitarist? There are hundreds of thousands of online daters, and many of them also play instruments. "Never ever say that you like long walks on the beach," Schreffler says, "even if you do." "Make your self-summary short but significant.No more than three paragraphs," Donaldson says, "A good example includes interesting information about yourself, your hobbies, and what you love about your life." You want to represent yourself and intrigue potential partners. Picking Profile Pictures Pictures aren't optional; they're essential to catching the eye of a potential partner.Schreffler also advises against usernames that might make you look like a show-off. When in doubt, Schreffler says: "Choose one or two key facts [about yourself], and insert them into your headline."The purpose of a tagline is to create an icebreaker for users to reach out to you," Donaldson says. This works, because, again, you're keeping them guessing." Summarizing Yourself Boooooring. When describing yourself, be specific and avoid cliches, too.Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.