Online Profiles – Remember Your Audience

By on Feb 03, 2015 in Dating Profile Articles Comments: 0. Tags:

Guys, before you start writing your profile description browse through some of the online dating profiles on the mainstream sites.  Make note of the ones that interest you.  Make note of the ones that turn you off.  Record the reasons for both.  Once you have done this, you can start avoiding the mistakes and using those good ones to season your writing using the tools that you have discovered during your research.

Now think about who you are trying to impress. Who is your audience?
What are the types of things that your ideal partner would like to do, and what qualities are they looking for?

Once that’s clear in your mind you need to look at writing your profile description to promote those aspects.

However, whatever you do, DON’T copy!  Also, consider the length of your profile. Brevity is good, but not giving enough information leaves the reader down a path with no direction.  Make it too long and the reader will slip out the back door like they would at a long, boring movie.

An ideal profile should be between 250 – 450 words with approximately 300 words about yourself and another 150 words depicting the kind of person you are seeking. Be careful not to go much longer than this, as you may come off as arrogant and narcissistic. Think about it.  Information overload would make for a fairly boring first date.

Of course there are exceptional people who can write a thousand words, keeping you entertained and wanting more. If you are one of those one in ten thousand articulate people then great, go ahead. If not best keep it safe and stick to my recommendations.

Choose from a variety of topics such as:

  • Do you have hobbies or interests?

  • What do you do for a living?

  • What makes you happy?

  • Do you have a close bonds with your family?

  • What do you value most in your life?

  • What is your favorite music?

  • What is your favorite form of art?

  • What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night, or Sunday morning?

  • What would you like to do on a date?

  • Describe your social life.

  • What’s the scariest thing you have done this year?

Discussing any of the above topics in an intriguing way in your online profile will keep women reading.  Give detail and think of interesting ways to convey different ideas.

Give detail and avoid big blocks of text, which may make the reader think “I’ll come back to this one when I have more time.”  They probably won’t.

Try to tell stories and entertain.  Provide the reader with interesting detail and try to touch on multiple subjects.

Creators Tip: Try to put yourself in the shoes of the women that you are trying to attract (not literally!). Does your profile exude intrigue, and excite the reader? No? …Tweak it until it does.


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