Look, I may not be a ten in the looks department, probably about average. I also don't have a body builder physique, but I am fit. Honestly, I think, because I've been told by some female friends, I'm a catch. Yet I'm an epic failure at online dating, possibly because my profile is boring. This is what I'm thinking about using.
Headline: Music, guns, Harleys, and chivalry!
I recently left the regular army. I work and go to school full time. In my free time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, guns, and music (okay, I don't actually ride guns or music because that would not make any sense). Oh, and I have a really corny sense of humor. I could probably spend hours taking about all of the other MANLY things I enjoy, but let's face it, you are probably no longer reading and I'm incredibly lazy at this.
My ideal match is a woman who is adventurous, laughs at my stupid jokes, and is okay with an old fashioned ( not sexist ) guy who holds doors open, is protective of the people he cares about, and sensitive under everything else. Also a pretty smile and eyes are a plus too - yes two of them.
P. S. Not interested in hookups or friends with benefits.
Okay ladies, tell me what you think, I can take it.
Things I left out because I think they would be a turn off or irrelevant - I've deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan. I have mild PTSD from combat. I finished my military career as a Drill Sergeant. I've been dumped twice while deployed.
Other things I left out - I like movies, reading, practice mixed martial arts, exercise frequently, volunteer to help troubled teens and struggling veterans, and love dogs.
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Ehm well a few things
1) liking guns and motorcycles has some negative associations, it's better to bring that up later. Don't explain that you don't ride music, we know what you mean
2) Cut all the crab about her not reading anymore. It's wasting lines, it's better to keep it short. Also it's boring because for some reason a lot of guys do that. Also leave out other jokes like the one about two eyes. If you're not hilarious, and you're not, trying to be funny comes across as weird or boring in dating profiles
3) No reason to emphasize you do manly things. You know how they told you for job interviews saying you're i. e. disciplined isn't enough, you have to underline with examples. Just say what you do.
4) You feeling you have to point out you are not sexist makes me think you are. And not sure about the old fashioned thing. While I think a lot of girls would like it it sounds a bit like bragging. LIke 3 find a more subtle way
You're right to leave out the ptsd thing and any past relationships. I feel neutral about the Afghanistan thing. Things I would put in are practice mixed martial arts, exercise frequently, volunteer to help troubled teens and struggling veterans, and love dogs. And elaborate on some of them a bit. Like did you rescue a do? Do you compete with MMA...
Also I think what matters most on dating sites is the picture. Not saying you're ugly but for some reason even attractive guys upload terrible picture to their profiles, so maybe look into that1