We all love to talk and share and if you're setting up an online
dating profile, you want to make sure you only get the right kind
of women contacting you.
You may well be tempted to put everything out in the open from
the start so that there are no surprises, which is fair enough, but
there are something that should really be left out of the
On Diva Date, the fact that your profile is sent to potential
partners with an indication of how compatible you are is already
working in your favour, but you can still screw up your chances by
saying the wrong thing at the same time.
Your profile is something you have complete control over, so
what you put in the little boxes as answers to the questions (or in
your "what my partner should know about me" space) needs to reflect
the things you feel are most important - the things that represent
the most significant part of your life.
For example, if you use your personal statement area to talk
about how you're recently come out of a relationship, your
potential partners are going to be thinking one thing - "baggage".
Talk about your work too much and they may be thinking "does she
not have a life outside of work then?" and let's not even talk
about women who use their profiles to vent about their exes (yes,
some actually do).
There's no need to tell people about your darker sides, bad
habits or insecurities. Save that for when you're dating. Keep it
fun, keep it upbeat and keep it short enough to not cause profile
blindness in the women who read it.
In all seriousness, online dating should really be a means to
the end. You don't need to write essays in your profile to try and
appeal to every possible woman out there and actually, less is
more. Try to give the main points about who you are and what you do
and save the talk for when you're emailing, talking on the phone
or, better yet, are out on your first date. Summer is coming, after
Do you really want to be spending it at home reading lengthy
profiles? Didn't think so.