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Chapter 5:

Article: How to write a good profile

Fill in most of the sections. If it looks like you couldn't be bothered to invest twenty minutes filling in your profile then many people think there's not much point in emailing you as you aren't "Genuine"....just someone who has registered a profile merely to browse/experiment round the site.

Ideally you should fill in all the sections - matching profile, psychometric test and compatibility test. However the most important bit is your Main Description.

A photo is really important. If you don't have a photo - you are almost invisible. Even people who don't have a photo of themselves online usually tick the "Just show me profiles with photos" checkbox!  There is no reason to be bashful - Internet Dating is very mainstream and literally millions of people have photos online. Also the rise of networking sites like Facebook, Bebo, etc.  mean it is pretty much universally accepted that you ought to have a picture on display.

People want to get a real flavour of your personality  ...so write something original instead of just ticking the time-saving checkboxes! There is nothing more boring than going through profile after profile that contain long lists of items. Use the sections like 'Job', 'Hobbies', etc as a means of expressing your personality. They are a blank canvas - paint an interesting picure on them.

Main Description can be a bit daunting to do ...if you get stuck do the other sections first then go back to do your Main Description using the most interesting edited highlights of the other sections. 

It is not so much what you say as the way you say it. People really aren't necessarily that bothered about the intricate details of your job, hobbies - but they are interested in an interesting overview that gets across your character/personality in some small way.

Maybe talk briefly about the sort of person you'd like to meet but beware having a long "Shopping list" of qualities that you expect your partner to have - this makes you sound demanding/fussy  You don't want to put off good people by making them think "Who do you think you are that you can be so choosey"

Keep the profile fairly light hearted - think of it like flirting on paper. Being funny is a plus - but don't feel you have to be funny.

Don't rush it - you may decide to have a glass of red wine and allow yourself an hour. Use Microsoft Word and regard your profile as a continuous work in progress. Updating your profile from time to time is a good idea.

There is no need to quote you age or other details that is on your profile anyway. "I am a 34 year old woman who lives in London . I am 5' 5..." all this stuff is on your profile - so don't write it in your main description as well as it makes it look boring.

Don't complain on your profile. The profile should be positive. If you are negative - then make sure you are funny with it.

Don't say stuff like "No timewasters" or "I expect people to reply to say 'Thanks but no thanks", "Only genuine replies please!" etc. Even if you have had a bad experience in the past with internet dating - this will not tend to help you in future - it just gives your profile "Negative Vibes" ..it will put off people from contacting you.

There are many types of good profile - vive la difference!