All posts tagged with Online dating profile writing tips

The guilty online dating profile writer is here.

Usually, you can come here and get a lot of good advice on online dating (and even better advice on writing your online dating profile). However, I’ve been swamped. Besides writing dating profiles, I’m busy trying to develop a confidence-building personal branding course for men. A version for women will follow. Once things settled down a bit, I’ll be right back to blogging. My apologies. In the meantime, please feel free to look through the archives for solid tips on how… read more

What Tyrion can teach us about personal branding and online dating.

Tyrion Lannister stands under four and half feet tall. He also has short arms and a big head. Yet, despite his physical shortcomings, he’s one of the most compelling and beloved characters in Game of Thrones. Rather than apologize for what he lacks, he constantly amplifies his sizable qualities. He’s a man of courage and principle. He’s also strikingly intelligent and sardonic. His incisive remarks are enough to bring adversaries to their knees (or his!). He’s a critical, independent thinker… read more

Has online dating killed romance?

A lot of people are under the impression that online dating isn’t romantic.  The strategy and deliberation used throughout the process ruin any opportunity for spontaneity and kismet. I disagree. I think online dating has allowed romance to keep blossoming. It used to be romantic for a man to run after a woman and say, “Hey, I can’t take my eyes off you, let’s go out”.  Nowadays, that same poor schlep would get slapped with a restraining order. There’s nothing… read more

Dear Boomer: Is your online dating profile getting old?

Dating profiles plastered with clichés are never interesting to read. I’ve seen “life is short”, “loves to laugh” and “live love laugh” fill up more dating profiles than pink slime bulks up burgers. People of all ages do it and boomers are no exception. Yet of all age groups I’ve worked with boomers are by far the ones with the most interesting anecdotes and experiences to share. After all, they’ve lived longer and overcome more. Still, despite having years of… read more

Sexist online dating advice that women need to read.

Right now, at this very moment, somewhere across North America some female is valiantly defending our gender against the damning stereotype that women are nags. Meanwhile, across countless dating sites, thousands of single women are proving her wrong. In my estimation, women dating online go on rants more often than do men. They also waste much of their dating profile listing the demands that suitors require before being deemed worthy. Worse still, these women do so with the caveat that… read more

Clever dating profile or kiss of death?

I found a woman’s dating profile on okCupid today that began by intriguing me. She wrote her “About Me” summary in a way that was different and conversational. It described her interests, but did so in a manner that also suggested she had a good sense of humor. However, what started out as an interesting online dating profile ended up coming across disingenuous and self-satisfied. What I’ve provided below is  only an excerpt (along with my critique of it). However,… read more

Online dating: Go for gold and beat your competition. Part 3 of 3.

Online dating may be about finding love. However, to be successful, you have to beat your competition (I know, I know…I’m such a romantic). To do so, you have to everything from making your online dating profile photos stand out to making your online dating “About Me” section better than anyone else’s. Even after that, there’s still one big hurdle to overcome – your first email. It has two objectives: it has to be read and it has to elicit… read more

Going for gold in the competitive sport of online dating. Part 2 of 3.

Online dating is highly competitive. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women competing for attention and going after some of the same matches. So how do you get noticed? By making your entire presentation powerful from start to finish. This is the second of two blog posts to help you be the best you can be. Be sure to read the first online dating blog post too. Write a dating profile that shows off your personality (unless,… read more

Anyone still looking for Waldo? ‘Cause I think he’s online dating.

I just finished reading a number of online dating profiles that were so generic not one stood out. As an ad writer whose purpose is to make people get noticed, this prompted me to provide the following online dating profile writing tip: If you want to get noticed in the competitive environment of online dating, then you need to be different from everyone else. Contrary to the social norms by which we usually abide, online dating requires that you stand… read more

Online dating profiles. Can I lie about my age and still go to heaven?

Well, I’m no God but…yes, I think there’s a way to lie about your age on your online dating profile and then be absolved. It wasn’t that long ago that you’d be considered a complete boor if you asked a woman her age. Nowadays, men and women both are expected to post their private digits up on their dating profiles and for all to see. It can be as embarrassing as dropping your undies on the laundry room floor and… read more