In light of ASDF’s comment that he had jumped into the online dating waters, and my friend’s experiences with e Harmony, here is some advice about how to write a profile that will stand out from the treacly, saccharine rest. I do mean, though, that you should use proper English: capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, the whole nine yards. When I say a profile is like a resume, I don’t mean that you should list your accomplishments in bullet points.So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating.After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website.(2) Your profile is also like a cover letter, so show your personality.Resumes are like the structure of a building, while cover letters are the inner decor.Especially at e Harmony, whose members are primarily looking for a future spouse, sarcasm is a sign of unseriousness.
So here are my recommendations about photos: – The more photos, the better. If they’re better-looking than her, you’re also toast. Oh, and (5) if the women in the photo are beneath the woman looking at your photo, then you’ve preselected yourself out of the running. – No photos where you have clearly cropped out the girl on your arm.
Do not write Facebook type stuff like “on the top of a mountain!!!!!!
by messages from hopeful (sometimes desperate) men - so much so that the average pretty girl with options doesn't last longer than a few weeks on the site before throwing her hands up in frustration and resignation and abandoning her account. Grizzled POF dating veterans who cut through newbie online dating hopefuls like female paramilitary troopers trained at mercilessly crushing and cannibalizing the unready and unprepared.
If you’re not that great of a writer, you should write some rough drafts and have a friend (preferably of the opposite sex) proofread and critique you. (HT to you-know-who for coining this excellent phrase.) Yes, even in dating profiles, contrast works.
e Harmony has its members list the five things they are most thankful for.