11/29/2010 2:34 PM
Having trouble finding a match online? Perhaps your profile is to blame. Here are 4 simple tips to help singles create great profiles on PlanetLoveMatch.com.
Make It Memorable
The more original your profile, the more likely it is that single men or women will notice, and remember, you. Too many profiles say the same things. Avoid using online dating clichés like “I like having a good time” and “I love to laugh.” Replace them instead with interesting, specific tidbits about you. For example, how you have a good time and what things make you laugh. Better yet, post pictures! Specifics are memorable, vague clichés are not.
Remember Basic Grammar, Punctuation
If you want to make the best impression on potential matches, remember the lessons from high school English. In other words, write complete sentences, use proper grammar and punctuation, and avoid text speak and unclear abbreviations. Some men and women not understand that “ROFL” is short for “rolling on the floor laughing” or appreciate the brevity of u r hot. Excessive punctuation (I want a real man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) or no punctuation at all (I am a hardworking man who wants a nice lady I like to have a good time and go for walks on the beach are you the woman for me) are also a nuisance.
Don’t Overwhelm (Or Underwhelm) Other Singles
Many online daters either cram too much information into their profiles or write almost nothing at all. There is no need to share your life story, just write enough to give other singles a general idea of who you are, what you like to do, and the kind of man or woman you’re hoping to find. If you find yourself struggling to write more than one or two sentences, try adding a few details. Though it may be difficult to find the right length, your efforts will almost certainly pay off as too much text or too little may cause other singles to skip over your profile.
Choose Good Profile Photos
A good profile photo can mean the difference between attracting many singles and attracting none at all. So what constitutes a “good” photo? In general, clear, properly-sized photos that show a man or woman who appears friendly, approachable, and reasonably groomed get the best results. Pictures that are too big or too small, ones that are hopelessly out of date, or those that contain suggestive poses or inappropriate states of undress may harm your chances of finding a match online.
If your profile is not getting good results on PlanetLoveMatch, perhaps you should try the 4 simple tips listed above. Be sure to view our other profile articles for more tips on creating the perfect profile.