Profile Description Writing Tips
1. Be Descriptive
Write more than 6 lines. There’s nothing worse than clicking through to something and finding nothing phrases with no substance. Too many people post a six-line profile with generic phrases like “down to earth,” “fairly good looking,” and “a good sense of humor.” You’ll want to inspire people by giving something with which to identify you. Avoid using terms that can apply to anyone. Describe your ideal love match, as well as yourself or the kind of relationship you long for. Think it through and include some detail, but not too much to become long winded and boring.
2. Be Conversational
Write as If you are talking directly to someone. Use “I,” “We,” “You.” Avoid using jargon. Don’t use jargon like “SBF D&D Free Seeks SWM.” This is a profile, not a personals ad. You don’t want people to think you’re lazy, empty or have nothing to say.
3. Be Unique
Avoid common phrases that appear in virtually every profile. Find different ways to express “walk on the beach,” “candlelit dinners,” or “love to travel.” Avoid terms like, “Easy going, down to earth, fun loving.” While these may be true, what does it really mean? You are much better off describing what you mean and giving an example.
• If you’re easygoing you might say something like, “I go with the flow, when plans change, I change with it and enjoy whatever new adventure It brings.”
• Down to earth can mean different things to different people. Are you a nature lover? Do you mean you adapt easily to new circumstances? Are you describing your outlook on life as well grounded or balanced? Is it that you like to keep things simple? Perhaps you mean you get along with all kinds of people?
• If you’re fun loving, describe what’s fun for you. “I’m a social butterfly.”
“You’ll find me on the dance floor.” “I throw decadent dinner parties.”
4. Be Honest, Be Yourself
Too many people try to be something they are not. Many people even lie about their weight, appearance, work or activities. Not everyone has to be the sexy, sporty, extreme adventure type to get a date. If you are bookish, introspective, like charity work or love foreign films, say so! Stretching the truth, exaggerating or misleading is a BIG waste of time and energy and will lead to a disappointing end for the both of you. Eventually the truth will be obvious and your date will feel deceived. You are completely unique, be proud of who you are and let that right somebody appreciate and love you for it.
5. Be Concise
Don’t tell your life story. Use short punchy sentences to create excitement rather than long drawn out explanations. You can still write a longer description if you keep the reader interested. While it is true, no one wants to read your life story, don’t be afraid to write more and use the space provided. Most people will appreciate it and those that don’t want to read too much will only read as far as they need to contact you.
6. Be Modest
Toot your horn, but don’t be full of yourself. Avoid attitude, ego and bragging. You may be drop-dead gorgeous, drive a Porsche and have a sailboat, but you’ll attract the wrong kind or give the wrong impression if you brag about it. Avoid phrases like “Everyone notices I’m extremely attractive,” “I have a great body, like an underwear model,” “I like my toys: maybe I’ll take you for a spin with the top down in my convertible.”
Everyone should be proud of their accomplishments, but bragging is a bore. Modesty is the hallmark of people who are secure in themselves. Most people want to fall in love with a person, not a package. Stay real and don’t make it all about you. You are much better off focusing your profile on the qualities of the person you are attracting.
7. Be Safe
Avoid giving out personal information. Never use your name, telephone number, age, city, or personal email. Don’t give factual details like where you work, hang out, etc.
8. Be Positive
Leave the baggage in the closet. Avoid focusing on what you don’t want rather than attracting what you do want. Never mention your ex or former girlfriends. “1 don’t want a woman who is shallow, dyes her hair or has breast implants.” “Aggressive women and gold-diggers need not apply.” Can anyone guess what your ex is like?
9. Be Accurate and Articulate
Double check spelling and grammar. Don’t shout - Avoid using ALL CAPS, It can feel like shouting. Review each statement to see if it is clear or can be misunderstood.