Dating Profile Don’ts

Friday, July 01st, 2016

Kittten using a keyboardYour online dating profile allows you to tell people about who you are and what you are looking for in a partner and in life.

Here are some don’ts that will help you to create a truelly personal online dating profile.

Don’t tell lies

Adding a few inches to your height, or elevating your job title might seem like an innocent way to lure more potential suitors, but you will get caught out when you meet up and it won’t give a very good impression. Starting out with a lie will mean that your date will be suspicious of when even when you are telling the truth.

Don’t bad mouth online dating

Saying ‘I never thought that I’d resort to dating websites’, or ‘I don’t need to be on here, but my friend made me’ isn’t going to help your popularity on a dating website full of people who are genuinely looking to find someone special.

Online dating is now normal and is it is continuing to grow in popularity.

Don’t assume that your photo will be enough

Yes, your photo is important, but your profile text will give people an indication of what you are really like, even if you do just use it to tell people about your profile photos.

Don’t use text speak

Text speak is confusing and makes you look like you can’t be bothered to use full sentences. If you’re not confident about your writing skills, ask a friend to take a look at your profile text for you.

Don’t write an essay

On the other hand, writing a really long blurb about yourself will also be off-putting for fellow online daters.

Aim to write between 200 words and 300 words about yourself.

Don’t generalise

Saying that ‘all women are gold-diggers’, or ‘all men just want one thing’ is a cruel generalisation and will anger people who do not fit the stereotype.

Don’t forget to update your profile

Updating your profile will help you to appear towards the top of people’s searches.