Here's what I've learned about writing a good ad: 1. Props that make you feel soulful, frisky, and fascinating help you make those claims for yourself in your ad. It might sound obvious, but be sure to post a terrific photo of yourself. More to the point: I wanted to attract a man who appreciated subtlety.Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad.
SEE ALSO: Better Online Dating Profile Tips So then what are some important things you can do to build a better profile? Here’s how one person actually began her profile: “To be quite honest, I have been putting this off as long as possible.
Here are three specific profile tips you can use to improve your profile now: 1) Avoid Negativity Have you ever gone out on a first date where the person you were with complained about his/her work, ex, etc? Likewise, negativity is a major turnoff in your profile. I have friends who use Match and have had some terrible dates.” This begs to ask, “what are you doing here? If you have anything negative in your profile (“I hate country music,” “the last guy I dated was a liar and cheater,” “I’m sick of being alone,” “I’m sick of the bar scene,” etc.) then go edit it out immediately and replace it with something positive (“I love independent music and artists, like…”).
I like walks on the beach, good conversation, and dining out.
I’m looking for someone who is fun and can make me laugh.” Unfortunately, the above describes most profiles – typical and non-informative.
So intense, in fact, that some people resort to lying or posting outdated photos in an attempt to attract that next date.