Because I’m both an online dating profile writer and marketing expert (see my bio), I know the techniques to make your online dating profile stand out. Here are excerpts from my online dating profile examples so that you can see some of the techniques yourself. Also, be sure catch my online dating profile writing tips on King 5 TV and Breakfast TV.
Online dating profile sample of Graham’s.
Before: What do I like? Skiing, softball, hockey. The opera, I like a lot. Movies, the pop art of our era, absolutely anytime, even crappy ones. Horses, I’ll saddle up. Want to kayak to Peru – talk me into it. I’ve always wanted to rock climb too, but never got around to it.
After: Graham’s profile was long and convoluted. Saying “talk me into it” or “never got around to it”, made him sound set in his ways. Yet, when I read how playfully he approached my personality questionnaire (I ask questions that uncover a client’s interesting quirks, stories and expressions so that the profiles end up customized, honest and really good…if I may say so myself!) – and learned about some of his interests – it was evident that he was actually a funny, well-traveled and talented musician:
When I was a boy, I picked up the trumpet and played Louis Armstrong’s “Wonderful World”. It made my Mom cry. I was that bad. Today I play trumpet for a living. I’ve come a long way. On that note, I like to travel – preferably on horseback.
I kinda thought the quiz was a gimmick but then I saw what she did with it – who knew I was so interesting, lol! It even sounds like me though I could never write like that.
Online dating profile sample of Ann’s.
Before:Thank you for reading my profile. About me – I really enjoy amateur theatre and have been doing it for years. Though I do love it, it won’t keep me from making time for you and your interests. When I’m not pretending to be a character, I’m a real life chef and can cook for you.
After: Ann’s initial profile started off so unassertively. In fact, the more I read it, the more I sensed that she was undervaluing herself somehow. Once she completed the personality questionnaire, it gave me a whole different view of her and her energy level. In addition, in the “what do friends tease you about ” section of my online personality questionnaire, she provided anecdotes about some of the characters she played. The result was this great opener! Her profile ended up as playful as she is.
I once served my husband a cocktail laced with arsenic. But, don’t worry. That was when I was the lead in a play. In real life, I’m a chef and prefer to play with knives.
Kate is very perceptive. She actually saw red flags in my way of thinking that could have attracted the wrong guys. I know she did more for me than she had to. Whatever happens, the experience was amazing for my self-esteem.
Online dating profile sample of Kyle’s.
Before: I like to travel and have been practically everywhere. I like going off the beaten path. I’m no all-inclusive type guy.
He proceeded with a long, cold list of activities, including travel and ending with: Peru was my favorite place. I also really liked Norway. I took all kinds of pictures and would love to share them over coffee with you.
After: Kyle sounded like hundreds of other singles dating online who love to travel. When he filled out the personality questionnaire, especially the “random facts” and “interests” sections, this uncovered some very interesting information:
I’m many things. On one hand, I’m a photographer, artist and dancer. On the other, I’m a thrill seeker who’s herded reindeer in Norway; caved in Guatemala; and ate guinea pig with an indigenous family in Peru.
I don’t like writing and wasn’t happy that Kate kept asking questions, but she turned me around. My profile was better than I expected, yet it was all me. I got eight winks and over a dozen emails right away. Kate’s the best.
Kate works wonders! She creates a profile that is accurate, captivating and interesting. I’m so happy I hired her!
Shawn, 38-year old female, PA
Working with Kate is like working with your best friend. In a few emails, she knew my life story and was able to take my mannerisms and put them into a profile that was me. I showed it to friends without telling them someone else had written it and they had no idea until I told them.
Alan, 24-yr old triathlete, NY
I had a recent breakup that really hurt my self-esteem. This whole experience helped me beyond my expectations. Thank you so much Kate.
Sarah, 42-year old, Australia