"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.
Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.“If you’re looking for a solid, long-term relationship-type, avoid pictures of yourself drinking excessively or making kissy faces at the camera,” Robinson says.
“If you’re just looking for a fling, skip the photos from the church bake-off and beef it up appropriately.” Extra points for artsy/humorous/evocative shots.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?You'll want to write a profile that represents you and what you're looking for.To help, we've compiled a few online dating profile examples and enlisted the help of relationship experts Laura Schreffler and Craig Donaldson to get you on your way to writing the perfect online dating profile for you.NEXT: "Cool" guys finish last [pagebreak] Vague adjectives signal “dull” and appear in far too many profiles, Robinson warns.