If you’re not confident in your writing skills, reach out to a friend or family member for help.
Just don’t turn your profile into Shakespearian-level prose that in no way reflects who you really are.
A few dating sites allow men and women to fire off a canned “Hey, there! Better to write your own greeting and show you actually looked at the person’s profile.
“I see that you love One Hundred Years of Solitude.
My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
Here’s what I learned: If you’re looking for someone of similar interests and lifestyle, the more specific you can be upfront, the better. What was the last good book your read, or film you saw?
Most wanted to push past the introductory emails and calls to schedule a get-together ASAP.This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.According to the FBI, dating websites are often popular targets for scams perpetrated by offshore criminal networks.A professional photo is a good idea, too — and if you do it right, you can wind up with one shot for your dating profile and one for your Linked In page. If we can’t pick you out of your bowling team lineup or every picture features you in floppy hats and big sunglasses, you’re unlikely to draw much attention.
The same goes for blurry pictures or too many photos of your pets, possessions or grandkids (no offense to the little darlings). Many women I spoke with were alternately amused and disgusted by bare-chested guys flashing their pecs in — you guessed it — bathroom selfies. Ladies: The number of lewd messages you receive is directly proportionate to the amount of skin you display.This advice applies to both sexes: Don’t post pictures of yourself from 10 years and/or 40 lbs. Don’t rave about your intense exercise regimen when you’re really a couch potato.