As a guy or gal on the internet, it’s easy to be in an ever-increasingly competitive position. You are competing with thousands of other guys looking for women (or girls), millions of other guys looking for dates, and hundreds if not thousands of other dudes looking for hookups.
If you want to win that game, then you need to step up your game as a single man or woman. That is one thing that I have learned from my own experience – there are some things which can only come through real life experience. For example, when you know how to write a great online dating profile, you can actually change what people see about yourself.
Many men and women get so caught up in being seen as “cool” by others they forget why they even started out all those years ago. They thought they were going to meet hot chicks but instead met these “stupid” guys who couldn’t tell the difference between someone really good looking and someone who was just too boring! This whole “chick crush” thing doesn’t work anymore. If you want to stop this cycle of heartbreak, then you need to take control of your self esteem.
Don’t worry though, because once you start learning how to write a great dating profile, you will learn exactly where you stand in the equation compared to anyone else right now. And remember, no matter how big or small their resume, everyone has something special…their personality, their voice, their smile, etc. It’s important to use them wisely rather than waste time wasting space trying to impress every single person you encounter.
When you decide to move forward with writing a great dating profile, here are things you need to keep in mind:
1. Don’t just throw out your photos.
There are many different websites dedicated to helping you create a great dating profile photo. There are also a number of services like PhotoXChange available at various price points. Take advantage of all of them before making a decision.
2. Remember that nobody knows who you are.
This is true whether you are sitting down signing up for email accounts, or logging onto a website while chatting online. Your profile picture should be the first thing displayed when someone views your profile. If you don’t show off any of your assets, including your face, then they won’t know who you are.
3. Keep it simple.
Every web page needs to include several components such as your name, date of birth, location, and contact information. The more basic elements aren’t enough without additional content. If you do nothing better than copy and paste text into your profile, then you may as well just put up a blank wall.
4. Make it unique.
It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the vast amount of information contained within each site. You might think that everything exists already written somewhere — maybe around the corner waiting to be filled in. Don’t bother reaching back to look for anything new; just fill in the blanks based on what you already know.
5. Have a good sense of humor.
Everyone has stories behind his or her achievements, and most of us have had times we needed to laugh hard after dealing with serious issues. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed about showing genuine happiness during challenging times.
The point is never to appear overly anxious or nervous. Instead, let your eyes light up with laughter whenever possible. If you are having trouble starting conversations, find ways to connect with readers via comments sections.
6. Avoid using slang.
Use expressions appropriate to the subject area discussed. Don’t use abbreviations or slang words unless necessary. For instance, if you are describing a person’s height, avoid using the term “short” until you hear specific details. If you are referring to a person’s weight, try to avoid using the term “big” since it is often used incorrectly.
7. Be honest.
People usually respond best towards honesty. It takes courage to admit mistakes, but admitting problems helps build trust. If you are comfortable sharing sensitive personal information, then you probably could safely share whatever you choose. But if you are uncomfortable doing so, then you would benefit from choosing a professional relationship counselor whom you can talk freely with regarding your concerns.
8. Read carefully.
Readers expect lots of information along with descriptions of activities related to the topic under discussion. This means that you must be careful always to provide helpful information beyond what is required simply because readers want more than just general information. You should also consider adding details or making notes which will help readers understand why you chose to do something as well as who was involved in it.
9. Be aware of your audience.
In addition to reading carefully and following the tips above, you may find it useful to know whether people have similar interests about certain subjects. If they do not, make sure their knowledge level is sufficient enough for them to appreciate your writing style and express themselves fairly clearly when needed.
10. Focus on one idea at time.
It is important to focus on each individual sentence before moving on to the next paragraph. The better this is done, the easier it will be later on (after several paragraphs) to read all parts of an essay effectively.
A good example: What is your overall opinion?
The answer given by the writer here is too general; most readers would only like to know how he personally feels about his own statement. Even if every reader were to agree with him, still having such a general answer would leave much room for interpretation. Thus, we need specific answers instead.
11. Be mindful of other possible points of view.
You might wonder whether the writer has considered another perspective while writing these sentences. In order to avoid misinterpretations, you should take note of any further opinions being expressed during the text. And even though some authors tend to give advice based on their experience rather than original thought, try to keep yourself up-to-date with those thoughts taking place around us.
12. Don’t forget to include supporting facts.
When dealing with complicated ideas, it is advisable to put forth additional detail after explaining the main idea. It helps readers come to see things through someone else’s eyes. For instance, if you mention that your friend has been told that he needs to change his lifestyle, yet fail to describe exactly where he currently lives, many readers will believe that everything described earlier is true.
13. Avoid long sentences.
If you feel that there is unnecessary length between two phrases within a paragraph, please reconsider its position. You shouldn’t cut off passages mid way into longer sentences unless necessary.
14. Make sure content matches subject matter.
Don’t skip anything! When trying to explain complex ideas, ensure that both elements contribute equally towards the final solution. If one element is missing and it makes no sense without the other then it doesn’t make much sense at all.
15. Choose the right style of writing.
Choose a topic which is relevant to the reader in your article. You may not be able to prove whether or not someone who reads your article agrees with what you wrote but try to keep this in mind so when you compose yourself for work (if ever) they can easily find something else to read about.
16. Stay away from hyperbole.
Avoid saying things that are clearly meant to be taken literally. It is better to tell stories rather than say them if possible. Use words like “however” instead of “despitely”. The above tips only apply to written text; speech is totally different.
17. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Don’t be shy, ask for help whenever needed. There are times when you have to do everything yourself and sometimes even need a hand up!
18. Be honest – don’t exaggerate the truth.
If you want to get it right, then honesty will ensure success. Be open-minded enough to accept mistakes as well as criticism. Keep an eye on how other people may view such activities.
19. Make sure you communicate effectively.
Be concise without being sloppy. If you write using grammar which is not correct according to standards set by your audience, make sure all spelling errors are corrected before publishing. Always take care of your own content first.