9/19/2012 5:10 PM
A lot of times, when we browse online dating sites, we come across profile after profile in which the user has written something to the effect of, "I don't like talking about myself," or "I don't know what to write here," or "Just ask me what you want to know about me." These sorts of quips are frustrating first of all, and second of all, it makes the user seem extremely boring. The thing about your online dating profile is that it's basically an advertisement—for you.
It's important, even if you don't feel entirely comfortable writing essays about yourself, to adequately describe who you are and what you're looking for. Not having the ability to? There's no such thing. What you mean by "I don't know what to write here" is "I'm too lazy to come up with five sentences that might make you interested in dating me."
Even if you write down simple things like what you do for a living or what you like to do when you're not at work (note: the latter tells more about you than the former), that gives interested users a way to connect with you. If you simply write "I hate talking about myself," someone browsing your profile is likely going to skip over you—because who likes spending an entire first date learning nothing about someone all because they "hate talking about themself"? No one.
If you need help, you can always ask a friend to help you write your profile; they may be able to help you make it more interesting or descriptive, too, which is just a bonus.
But regardless of what you write in your profile, just know that it's important to have something written. Having nothing to talk about before you meet someone will likely just make them assume that you'll have nothing to talk about if they did decide to meet you.