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Get More Response to Your Online Dating Profile

Jan 7, 2008
Are you only getting a few or no responses to your personals ad or online profile? Take some time to check your writing and read your ad as objectively as you can. Did you spend enough time to write a detailed profile or did you speed through the questions too quickly? Don't treat this like you are writing a school essay, instead think of this as a great way to really communicate the most important things about yourself with someone you want to get to know in the future. You might have to spend a good thirty to forty minutes and write out longer answers to the questions that some of the online dating sites that ask for your in-depth analysis.

Many sites start out by asking you about your astrological sign. No matter if you think that is ridiculous, believe it or not many people make choices based on this! It's a good question to answer and easy too. Why let yourself be skipped over automatically by leaving it out?

It seems like everyone on a site says they like the beach, bicycling and movies. Try to stand out in the crowd and differentiate yourself. Talk about specific movies you've seen recently, and the same for recent books you've read. If you have pictures of recent trips you've taken, such as nature outings, post them alongside your picture. Add details for every area you can, which will let potential partners get a good sense of your personality.

Many people will use their profile to narrow things down, listing things such as that their potential date must be a Democrat, should be thin, shouldn't be high maintenance etc. You've seen this laundry list before no doubt. Every time you put these kinds of restrictions on your list, you eliminate part of the dating population, so think about this before writing.

You'll find a lot of sites have a computer generated percentage listing of compatibility. This may not be all that helpful, but might be worth using just as a guide for your selection. Better to rely on your own intelligence, intuition and judgement. The factors used in the compatibility survey are usually from a multiple choice section, and chances are you might have gone through this in a hurry.

For instance if you a 50 year old man, you may have listed a desired age range for your potential date as 35-49. So given that, if a fifty-two year old woman responds to you, the compatibility score might show up very low for this factor. But what if you met someone and hit it off right away, regardless of age. Would it matter if that person were a couple years older than the range you specified?

With online dating profile writing, it's always best to take time to review your profile and expand your answers as much as you can, which helps to broaden your potential partners and mates and get you a lot more response.
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Sue Calhoun writes on dating topics all over the Web. Find the best sites and hottest new dating specials at http://www.online-dating-connection.com.
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