That’s why it’s important to answer these questions accurately and honestly for the best possible chance of meeting your ideal match.
If you’re a lover of Bikram Yoga, can’t stand smokers and definitely want children in the future, it’s easy to identify potential deal breakers by simply reading someone’s online dating profile and can therefore avoid embarking in the wrong relationship altogether, so think carefully about what your profile really says about you.
It all started when my pal Paula asked me to figure out why she wasn't getting a response to her JDate ad. " What I get is that we all want to be loved for exactly who we are. " It wasn't long before news that I'd taken Paula's profile from drab to fab spread far and wide (okay, a couple of people in Brooklyn heard). I've seen the dumb, the dull, and the klutzy; the bitter, the brazen, and the too cute by half.
I didn't have to read beyond her opening sentence -- "I like the library! All the exclamation points in the world couldn't save that line. But surely there's a juicier way to bring up your literary fetish. I've studied strangers on the Web and friends at my kitchen table, and here's what I've learned: Let's review -- the key to this whole online profile thing is really quite simple: Be direct while maintaining an air of mystery; be modest while flaunting what you've got; be flexible while explaining what you need, while keeping it brief and making it flirty and not getting cute; and be yourself, only more so, only not so much more so that you exaggerate, intimidate, or irritate.
I know it sounds like a tall order, but if the prune can do it, so can you. Women who look directly at the camera while making flirty faces or smiling tend to get more messages than those who smile or look flirty without eye contact.
Ok Cupid found that making eye contact with the camera is effective with some facial expressions, but less so with others. For both sexes, not smiling while making eye contact is an ineffective pose.
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Which brings us to today's subject: the online dating profile.
I've got a number of brilliant, beautiful, frank, funny friends, all capable of remarkable things, but writing an enticing online profile does not seem to be one of them. Some people offer their services in soup kitchens, some volunteer to shampoo crude oil off of sad, gooey pelicans; I rewrite online dating profiles.