Small, unintentional missteps on your profile, like outdated photos or poor word choice, can have big consequences. Read on for nine ways to keep your online profile from turning men off. But, let’s be real, men and women on online dating sites look at photos first.
We all want the complete package an attractive partner with a great personality.
According to Zoosk’s data, profiles with a selfie as the photo get a negative 8 percent response rate.
So have a friend take a good photo of you, preferably outdoors, and make sure it’s a full body shot.
I find them so mass-market, like I bet they copied and pasted and sent to 30 girls without reading about me at all. And yet, despite all of those options for young people here in LA, it’s tough. And unless you get lucky at the Grilled Cheese Invitational or First Fridays on Abbot Kinney, it’s very easy to live in a huge city and never meet any men. Your ad is live for 24 hours a day for men to approach you, and if you log on for 20-30 minutes each day to reply and reach out to one new guy, your social life will instantly pop.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to finally find love—and if you’re single, it probably is—then there’s a good chance you may soon turn to online dating.
It doesn’t describe you with overused adjectives such as “intelligent, compassionate, educated, and independent” and it is free of boring statements that say nothing such as “I am as comfortable staying in as staying out.” Rather than continue describing what a good profile is, I want to bring to your attention real examples of three actual dating profiles from on popular site that I rated for content.
I commented in parentheses throughout the profiles below what I thought of them and why: I gave this profile a passing grade because while it’s not great, nothing about it makes it terrible.
It seems there are plenty of men looking on these sites but hardly any saying hello! In my bio, I basically state I am a “retired jetsetter who still wants to have fun, but do it on a local level.” I’ve read a bunch of profiles and tried to reach out to men who were my equals, both in lifestyle and dating goals, but these guys haven’t responded.
” How am I supposed to take these emails that I’m getting? Thru events from LA Weekly, thu email lists like Thrillist, thru random happenstance at the gym, at Ralphs, on Sunset Blvd, at the UCB Theater, thru Meetup.com, thru friends’ house parties, thru work friends, and business networking, thru set ups, thru matchmakers, thru singles organizations, church or temple. But because “real life” doesn’t always provide enough opportunity on a week by week basis.