When it comes to writing your online dating profile, you don’t have to spend long to get it just right.Start with your basic details and a picture – they are a must. What might not be so obvious though, is the stuff you SHOULDN’T include.Do you fit all, or most, of what she’s looking for? I often receive messages from men who seem to overlook the preferences I’ve stated in my profile. This means you have to read her profile, and pay attention to what you read. Don’t hover over your sent mail folder to see if she’s read your message.“Funny, I didn’t think my age would be an issue.” Really? Don’t offer to help her fix her bike, when the story in her profile is about her success in fixing her bike. The questions you ask should be interesting to you, and personal enough to connect to her. Remember that you don’t know this person at all, and you shouldn’t have any expectations of when she should reply.Here at match.com, we’ve got our top dating advice tips on what you can do to showcase your fabulous self without revealing your entire life story.
So if you have no photo and/or an incomplete and uninformative profile, don't be surprised if you inbox isn't full to the brim with messages!NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.If you don't like writing about yourself or think you are going to get writer's block it's a good idea to enlist the help of a friend; the kind of friend who is always saying to you "I can't understand why you're still single, you're such a catch".Ask your friend what your star qualities are and he or she will come up with a million and one positive things about you which you would have never thought of or dared to say about yourself.