Dating profile writing tips
Do you find it hard to describe yourself? The first rule to online dating is writing a great personal statement. Check out our dating dos and don'ts before logging on
Whether you want new romance or friendship,'s online dating service is the perfect place to start your quest. And finding your perfect match doesn't have to be difficult if you use our individual profiling service.
First, you'll be asked to complete a simple questionnaire detailing your appearance, interests, age and activities. These will help match you to your partner, but the most important section by far is your personal statement. This is where you can let the real you shine through. Tell a joke, describe yourself and your dream date, or highlight the most interesting things about yourself.
This is your chance to make a big impression, so here are some handy hints for meeting the man of your dreams.
DON'T state the obvious. Something intriguing, whether comic, sweet or poetic, will interest people... and keep them wondering what you mean.
DO highlight key elements of your character. Are you passionate about pottery? Do you loathe love songs? Remember, it's the quirky things that make you stand out in a crowd.
DO decide what you want. Whether you're looking for love or simply friendship, say so. This will help attract people with the same priorities.
DO check your profile through before you post it. You don't want to end up like one unfortunate dater, whose profile proudly proclaimed: 'This member is averagely built and attractive, and he is a Public Service.' Any offers?
DO change your personal profile as many times as you need to. This is all about you, so tailor it to produce the type of responses you want to get.
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