Next to choosing a dating site, writing your online dating profile is the most important thing you can do to attract someone for a date or relationship.
What follows is a comprehensive five step process describing how to write a captivating online dating profile to attract a date. After filling out the basic demographic questions (age, sex, location) on the dating site that you chose, the next question usually is, "What is your handle?
Some of the newer, younger-focused or speed dating sites ask only for a tag line and nothing else - even more the reason to ensure yours is well crafted.
Light and fun works well for dating or friendship-based profiles, but you can be a little bit more serious for relationship-oriented profiles.
Racy or adult-natured tag lines are only appropriate on adult dating sites.
Because some people use only their handles as a personal identifier for some time, many online daters will come to use your handle as your "name", and may even greet you by your handle upon meeting face to face.
The next thing anyone will see on your profile is your tag line.
The problem with using any of these kinds of pieces as your tag line is that others are probably thinking the same thing.
Peruse a couple of dating sites and you'll quickly see what I mean: "I'm the one your mother warned you about," is still a favorite after more than a decade of use, and many online daters steer clear of anyone using this tag line because of it. Try for thought-provoking, unusual and/or intriguing one-liners.Although pronouncing your handle may seem counterintuitive, (this is online dating after all!) it will come in handy once you start meeting people.Very few online dating companies who ask for your real first name like Yahoo Personals does, but in these cases it is highly recommended that you create a fake user name anyway, to ensure your own personal safety.But not only does your handle need to be unique, it also needs to be personal, interesting and somehow indicative of who you are, without being off putting, too long or a challenge to pronounce.These points are what you'll focus on weaving into your essay next, using what I call the "Fly On the Wall" technique.