Here’s your chance to get someone you’ve never met before really interested in who you are – and you should take it! People fall into two categories: those that read profiles and those that just look at pictures. Not everyone is a master wordsmith but, with a little thought and a bit of help, we guarantee you’ll have both the peepers and readers taking note!
You are the most interesting person on the face of the planet – the masses just don’t know it yet! This is your time to wow them with who you are, what crazy stuff you’ve done, what you’re into as far as style, lifestyle and romance are concerned and why they need to be sending you a message RIGHT NOW!
Here are some tips to keep in mind...
Sum peeple ar big phans ov profylez, but if they read them and they’re littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, they could easily be tempted to flip on to the next one. If you don’t take the time to build the best profile, you’re saying something about who you are -- and it’s probably not the best foot to be sticking forward! Make sure to spell check your work before you publish it online and get a friend to look it over, too. The extra set of eyes always helps and there’re many free resources to check your spelling and grammar available on the Internet. Use them and you’ll open the door to many more people – at least the ones that read!
Honesty is always the best policy so write about who you are, not what you think others might be looking for. If you write that you love adventure sports but you’ve never thrown yourself out of a plane at high altitude, bungee jumped off a tall bridge, kayaked down a dangerous river or scraped your knee pulling corners on a sports bike, you’ll be facing some tough questions from a person who has ‘been there and done that’ and contacted you because of it. Save yourself the trouble and write about the real you.
"If you complain in your profile, come across as angry, jaded or selfish, then you’ll turn more people off than you’ll turn on. Definately not a very good idea"
At all costs, stay positive! People easily pass a profile that has negative vibes. When you write your profile, make sure you’re in a good mood and thinking happy thoughts. If you complain in your profile, come across as angry, jaded or selfish, you’ll turn people off more than you’ll turn them on. I know I’ve said that you need to write about who you really are – and I realize you could be all of those things! Never lie, but it might be better to be focused on the brighter aspects of life just for now. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to keep the negativity to a minimum and you’re bound to get more positive results from your personals profile.
There are certain things that just need to be said – so say them. If you’re only looking for someone over six feet tall, someone who has the same religious beliefs or a person who must love mayonnaise on their fries (it’s really good!) then write it! Don’t be afraid to put it at the top of your profile. If it’s that important to you, make sure people read it. Don’t stick it at the end of your profile where people who haven’t read all the way through might skip it. Say what you have to say first off and you’ll ensure that you’re attracting the right kind of attention.
When you write, you’ll want to talk about your interests and accomplishments. We’re sure you have many, but try and avoid “the list.” Instead, take a few of the more interesting ones and expand on them. This will save you looking like you are your own favorite subject and help people get to know you through your writing.
It’s always better to show than tell. “I rock climb and wakeboard” is better that “I’m into adventure sports.” What’s even better than that is, “I was rock climbing in Montana up this face as the sun was setting. The rays on the rock made it glow with the most spectacular light. If we get a chance to chat, I’ll send you some pictures I snapped.” Show them your story through words and you’ll be leaps ahead of the competition.
Make sure to change your profile up from time to time. Your taste and interests may shift as well as your focus in life. Imagine retooling your profile is like a fresh coat of paint. Changing your picture regularly is integral to attracting the most attention, but profiles deserve a fresh face, too.
Keep these tips in mind when creating your personal profile and you’ll find the “right” emails in your inbox in no time at all.