Today I’m featuring an excerpt from an online dating profile that I found on chemistry.com. The reason why I chose it is because it has one big profile writing mistake that I’ve seen on the dating profiles of countless men and women.
Excerpt from the dating profile of a 48-year old woman:
Coming out of an 18-year marriage and ready to move forward and live life to its fullest and more. I love to laugh and I treasure a friend who can make me laugh. I like challenges big and small. I’m strong and independent but also love to seek shelter in a mans arms.
Divorce should never be mentioned on your dating profile except in the settings. It’s too personal. Keep in mind that you’re dealing with strangers and there’s a certain amount of discretion required.
In addition, it’s not positive information. Everything you write in a dating profile is content that a potential match can leverage as an ice breaker. If you provide information that elicits sympathy or shared hardship then your emails will follow suit. It’s just not a light-hearted subject and it’s not one that you want to set yourself up to bond over.
One last tip about writing your online dating profile.
I post critiques of online dating profiles on a regular basis. I select ones that have common mistakes to keep you from making them yourself.
However, by hiring me, you can not only get a profile that’s free of mistakes, but that’s also brimming with great ice breakers. As an ad writer and marketing expert, I’m trained to find your unique traits and I know how to present them in an engaging way.
Better yet, I use your words and anecdotes, so that you go online with a dating profile that is truly “all you”.