Sample of online dating profiles
‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
‘Firstly, it can make you look too unapproachable, even to someone who ticks all the right boxes.
And secondly, you’ll be surprised how often people fall for someone who doesn’t tick any of their original boxes! It’s good to love yourself but there is a line that should not be crossed. If so, don’t contact them if you’re someone who likes to be in bed by 9pm. A profile that mentions family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying spending time with kids is a good sign.
After it proved popular, we expanded to include plots, and the project grew from there.
Whatever you choose, just follow the advice above and chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.
In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people would rather see a big, happy grin in a profile photo than a sexy pout. One of the most frequent complaints about online dating profiles is “they may have looked like that once but they certainly don’t look like that now”.
We also got the help of Charly Lester, Co-Founder of Lumen, the newest dating app on the scene, specifically designed for cool and adventurous over 50s.
Her advice however, can help you no matter your age! Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.