The Top 12 heinous headlines: you don’t want to post these on your dating profile
- The last book I read was the Da Vinci Code
- I love brushing my dog’s teeth
- I’m on a diet and trying to lose weight, really
- I’m 60 and a stud. I only date women who are 30 to 40
- I’m into booty calls – how about you?
- I’m a little ADHD, semi-unemployed, with a very good personality
- My daughter made me write this
- If you can guess my weight, I will go out with you
- I only date men who make more money than my last husband
- Want to be my sugar daddy?
- Hey! I just want to go out to dinner once a month
- I’m really shy. Please contact me. I’m a loner. A little Agoraphobic
All of the above qualify as buzz-kills –dullsville and boring. You can do better.
- Take the time to write succinct 50-word essay citing some of your interests. Avoid writing “a laundry list of likes.” As a rule quirky and kinky are not cute. Really.
- Remember, when writing a dating profile – sarcasm and innuendo don’t always translate. What you may consider to be clever and pithy may come across as caustic or corny.
- Update and improve your profile every month. Posting the same online dating profile for more than two months is a dead end. Update and change it up a bit- dating is dynamic. you should be, too. Comment on a concert, a movie or a restaurant you recently tried. First impressions happen once.
Shoot me an email and tell what works for you. Page.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. Dalai Lama
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