What to say in your profile for online dating
And when defining interests, it takes a little more effort than listing ‘sport, film, music and travel’ – I challenge anyone to not like a single sport, film, song or holiday destination. Don’t keep this too broad – you may seem rather desperate if you say you’re looking for someone between the ages of 18 and 80; show a little selectiveness lest you’re damned for using too wide a net to catch too many fish.
Conversely, if you’re really fussy about such strictures, I’d suggest you’re a little more generous on limiting factors, because you’d be kicking yourself if you’d ruled out your perfect match just because they’re a year older or an inch shorter than you’d predetermined.
Take time writing it; sell yourself by being interesting but not boastful, intimidating or elitist. Single since ‘time immemorial’, Londoner CTS has committed to going on one first date every week for a year.
And although most people won't be marking you on your use of literary flair, grammar and vocabulary, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re typo-free. She's chronicling her dating dramas and romantic exploits in her blog on Twitter @C_T_S.
We’ve tapped Nerve.com’s dating columnist Caitlin Robinson, AKA Miss Information, to offer some tips and tricks to those of you prepping to post your profile.