25 Prompts for Writing a Great Online Dating Profile
Your written profile is gold mine of opportunity. A lot of guys overlook it. Here's why you shouldn't, plus 25 easy ways to take advantage of it.
Q: "Why should I spend a lot of time writing my profile? It seems girls only care about messages."
You’re right: good first messages (that start conversations) are absolutely critical in online dating.
Except when girls get a great message, it doesn’t mean we immediately hit Reply. First, we look at your profile.
Your great first message tells girls to give your profile a shot. What you write about yourself is the final word on whether we reply.
"So my written profile actually seals the deal?"
Yes! Your profile tells girls you’re a fit for us in personality, lifestyle, and sense of humor. Basically, that we’ll like hanging out (and making out) with you.
When we see you have a great profile, we get extra psyched that you wrote us that great message. Now we want to immediately reply to your message before another girl snaps you up!
"What should I write to make her want to reply?"
This article has specific profile tips for your long-game.
In short, the trick is using lots of detailed self-description, and avoiding general descriptions (like “fun-loving” and “active”). Using examples from your life is the best way to do this.
Instead of listing general characteristics (like “active”), ask yourself Why? What? or How? to get to the specific details:
Why would you describe yourself that way?
How do you back that statement up in your everyday life?
What it is that you do?
Why do you do it?