What? You want me to do MORE work?!!! We know; no one ever likes to hear that they have to put more effort or work into something, but it becomes a lot easier when you realize how that extra effort is going to benefit you. What we want to talk about today is why you need to be putting extra effort into your online dating profile, why this is so important, and some resources to help jazz things up much easier.
Why Your Online Dating Profile is So Important
Before we talk about how to make your online dating profile better, we need to talk about why it’s so important. When a salesperson tries to sell something online, what do they do? They try and make the best and most appealing advertisement that tells you about their product. If they don’t do this, what happens? Well, no matter how amazing their product is, no one is going to even inquire about purchasing it because they’ll have no idea it’s that great.
If we were selling a Ferrari and our advertisement said “Car for sale,” you probably wouldn’t even take the time to look at it. This is a lot like your online dating profile. If you don’t take the time to show off your greatest assets and what you have to offer, no one is going to be interested in finding out more information.
Additionally, a profile that is not filled out completely or looks like it was done on the fly sends a terrible message to perceptive online daters. When they see a profile like this, they assume that the person that filled it out is either lazy or is not serious about finding someone special. If that’s the message you’re trying to send, then leave it as is! But, if you don’t want people to incorrectly and prematurely judge you as lazy or not serious about the dating process, it’s time to put some effort into your online dating profile.
How to Improve Your Online Dating Profile
Don’t worry; we’re not just going to tell you to do something and then leave you out in the dark on how to go about it. We’ve actually put together several different resources that can help you through the entire process.
First, if you haven’t selected a screen name yet, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a fully dedicated guide to choosing the perfect dating site screen name. This guide will help walk you through every step of the process and make sure you don’t make any silly blunders that put you at a disadvantage from the get go.
If you’ve already got a screen name or you just made one, awesome! The next step is your actual profile. We’ve put together another dedicated guide that will show you how to write the perfect dating profile. This guide will walk you through the following in detail:
- A Great Catchy Dating Site Headline
- What to Write About Yourself on a Dating Site
- Good Usernames for Dating Sites
- Dating Profile Examples for Men
- Dating Profile Examples for Women
The examples are the real gold and we even give you formulas to come up with exactly what you should say.
The Bottom Line
The point here is that you need to show that you are committed to the dating process, and you need to do a great job of showing off who you are. This does not mean you should ever lie on your dating profile; it does mean that you need to be willing to show off your best assets in the best light possible.
If you really want to find that special someone through online dating, you’re going to need to put in a little effort.
Written By: Jason Lee
Jason Lee is a data analyst with a passion for studying online dating, relationships, personal growth, healthcare, and finance. In 2008, Jason earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida, where he studied business and finance and taught interpersonal communication.
His work has been featured in the likes of The USA Today, MSN, The Motley Fool, Net Health, and The Simple Dollar. As a business owner, relationship strategist, dating coach, and officer in the U.S. military, Jason enjoys sharing his unique knowledge base with the rest of the world.