I've been on POF for a few months now and I've slacked off on sending messages, browsing the web, this seems like a common complaint from guys about that dating site. Aside from changing my height from 5'6 to 5'10, and my career from "Movie Theater Shift Manager-in-Training" to something far more interesting and lucrative like "Brain Surgeon" or "CEO", which just seems shallow to exaggerate or forge my personal details to make myself more presentable.
So aside from that option, have any guys had luck on POF without lying about themselves?
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I've met a few people from POF. I've had 2 relationships off of it. One lasted for 2 years and one I am currently in going on 6 months.
I really think that online dating can be hit or miss. You can either have amazing success with it, or just not have any success at all.
What types of messages are you sending? Is it just a "Hi, how are u?" or is it a really well thought out message? I'm not suggesting you write an essay, but give a thoughtful message. You may have to do this many times, as a lot of people are either not interested, aren't really taking online dating seriously or have forgotten they made the profile. This might seem discouraging, and it can be, but if you are using online dating as a supplemental tool, paired with other ways to meet people, you will have better success.
You don't have to lie about yourself. Talk about future goals, talk about what you are doing. You are a movie theatre shift manager, that's not a bad job. Obviously you work, and work hard enough to be promoted. That alone speaks for itself.
Make sure your profile has more to it than just bare basics. Go into details about what you want in a person, what you like to do hobbies-wise and also include a decent amount of pictures. Good pictures and not ones of you with buddies (because girls can have a hard time figuring out who they are about to meet).