Cheat’s Guide to Writing a Dating Profile

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

cheetahStuck for what to write? Here are a few questions that will help you decide what to write about yourself.

Why did you join the website?

If you’ve joined a niche website, let people know what attracted you to the site. For example, “Muddy Matches seemed like a great place to meet people who love spending time in the countryside like I do”.

Who would you like to attract?

Do you want to meet someone who enjoys horse riding, or someone who shares your passion for travelling the world? Maybe you’re looking for a homebody to enjoy cosy nights by the fire with you, a great homecook, or someone who loves dogs as much as you do.

We wouldn’t suggest that you write a shopping list of characteristics, but it’s a good idea to give an indication of what you want.

What are the most important aspects of your life?

Is farming more than just a job to you? Do you always see your family for Sunday lunch? Are you always in search of a new trail to follow? Do you look forward to an annual ski trip, or do you prefer a short break in the UK?  What are your favourite hobbies? If you had £100 or £100,00o to spend in a day, what would you buy? If you only had a week to live (but had your health), what would you do?

Do you work/study/volunteer?

What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy your job? If you don’t enjoy your job, what would you do instead?

What would your ideal date be like?

What would your ideal date be like? Would you rather go to a fancy restaurant or take a stroll along a country lane?

If you are studying, what are you studying? Are you training for a particular job, or following a passion?

What’s your style?

Do you spend 90% of your time wearing a boiler suit and 10% of it dressed to the nines? Do you wear a suit for work, but race home to pull on your wellies?

Hopefully these questions will get you started, but you can always go back at a later date to make changes.