What Details Should You Leave Out Of Your Online Dating Profile?

Monday, July 6th, 2020
What Details Should You Leave Out Of Your Online Dating Profile?

When you write your online dating profile on our countryside dating site, Muddy Matches, things tend to go one of two ways. Either you find it super-hard to write about yourself, your life and your interests, or the words come extremely easily and you end up blurting out every single detail about you and what you are looking for. As well as your profile coming across as ‘TMI’, revealing a little too much about yourself can compromise your privacy. So what should you put in and what should you leave out? We reveal all in this Muddy Matches countryside dating blog.

1. Contact details

When you sign up for MuddyMatches.co.uk, we ask for your email address so that we can contact you about your account and with special offers. However, this email address is not made public, and you shouldn’t publish it in your dating profile text. Alongside your photo and your name, making your email address public means you could be a target for identity fraud and stalking, so to protect your safety please do not write them there. As an extra measure, our customer care team look at each profile to make sure that your email address and phone number aren’t displayed, and remove them if they have slipped in there.

2. Personal details

When you write your online dating profile text, we encourage you to talk about your life, your hobbies and your passions, but we discourage you from over-sharing. And by that we mean publishing exact details of where you work, where you hang out, and which clubs you belong to. This, just like in point 1., puts you at risk of stalking and unwanted attention so by all means write about your interests, but hold back on giving more details which could enable someone to seek you out.

3. Details about others

Family and friends are important but, just as you protect yourself by considering carefully which details you reveal about yourself, think twice before your share precise details about your children and friends. This is information which should only be given to people you really trust, so take a look at the photos you share too and make sure that exact locations can’t be worked out by the details in the background and even in club and school logos on clothing.

4. Talking about your ex

It’s a given that you’ll have relationship history, but try to let it go before you start online dating. Writing about everything that was wrong with your ex, and everything that went badly in previous relationships, won’t give a future muddy match a great impression of you and might put them off contacting you. Instead, focus on the positives and what you do want. Much more appealing!

5. Giving a full life history

Part of the fun of dating, especially online dating on our countryside dating site, is getting to know different people bit by bit. And what is there left to discover if you’ve already written about yourself at length? We recommend writing between 200 and 400 words. Enough to give someone a taste of who you are and what you are like, but not too much that there is nothing left for a potential rural match to discover.