In the same way that you wouldn’t send a cover letter filled with wishy-washy feelings about applying for the job, complaints about past jobs, lists of demands about what this new job needs to give you, or vague statements about yourself, so with the online dating profile.The central problem most people run into when writing an online profile is confusing what they want with who they are.An online dating profile is simply a textual articulation of those same characteristics.One problem people face with online profiles is that they often blur them with other forms of social networking like Facebook status updates or Twitter tweets. Unlike other social networking sites, people come to dating sites with intent: They are paying a monthly fee in order to meet people.
While we are all multi-faceted humans with many different personality characteristics, an effective online dating profile highlights the characteristics you think best exemplify what’s great about you and for which you want other people to like you.
We all have many facets to ourselves: hopes; dreams; needs; preferences; dislikes.
Because an online dating profile is short, it amplifies anything you put there and becomes a character statement about you, whether you intend it that way or not.
He also thinks I should never have gone off Prozac when I did in 2001.
He and my mother […] This is a very complex question that my father and I discuss from time to time.