I haven't had the kind of luck I've wanted with online dating, and I'm wondering if part of the problem could be my profile. I always wonder if I'm including the right info, too much or too little, and if it sounds more like I'm applying for a job than looking for someone to be compatible with.
What are some general tips that more experienced online daters can give me?
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I've done the online dating thing for a long time so I'll throw stuff in.
Without a full body photo, you're considered a potential "catfish." So many guys are unwilling to take the risk of meeting a potential whale. This includes overhead angled photos as they hide lovehandles.
You want a profile to be about you, but not everything about you. Find that middle ground. You also need to state the kind of guy you get along best with. So I would say make it 3/4 about you and 1/4 as to "what you're looking for." About you talk about job, education, fun activities, etc. Then state what kind of guy you'd like to meet.
A couple of "do not" things I'll throw in. Some is common sense, but others not-so-much.
Don't rant about exes.
Don't have a "shopping list" at the end of your profile (basically a list of "must have's in a guy).
Don't be generic. Ex: "I'm a nice girl looking for a good guy" because you're then exactly like all the other girls online.
Don't email or reply to anyone you're not willing to meet in person based on their profile. If you cannot decide whether or not you can spend 20mins over coffee with them, just don't reply. Most girls online waste many guys' time and even openly admit they just do it for attention. Meet people in person!0