Start with your basic details and a picture – they are a must. What might not be so obvious though, is the stuff you SHOULDN’T include.
Feel proud of your hobbies and interests and convey them accurately in your online dating profile.
We’ve all had times where we felt we couldn’t live up to someone’s expectations and describing your ideal date so rigidly can do exactly that.
Saying you want a non-smoker with a good sense of humour is fine, but mentioning that you’d also like them to love animals, look like a catwalk model, earn millions and be passionate about sci-fi is a little too far.
Which means I get even more stupid messages from people I am not at all interested in but just wanted to laugh at. I have SO MUCH content to use that it couldn’t possibly fit in one blog post. I only hope if someone uses my profile photos they alter my face in a similar manner. No one cares what you looked like 20 years ago and no one cares about those headphones, Kevin Bacon.
So, let’s call this Part 1 of the online dating profile series, which is also part of the Stupid List Friday series. First up: Shit You Should Not Include in Your Online Dating Profile aka Shit You Shouldn’t Be Taking Pictures With aka Pictures That Will Probably Not Get You a Date I want to be clear that I am not laughing at anyone’s physical appearance. I am guessing I am safe since most of these guys won’t ever stumble upon my blog and if they do, I can totally handle a cease and desist. I don’t even care if you fish because someone has to, but for the sake of online dating sites, can we please think of something else to take pics with besides the fish we caught? Eleven words of wisdom: Try not to include deer ass in your online dating pic.
Fish Some of these guys take the whole Plenty of Fish thing literally, and post 400 photos of themselves with fish. By the way, the following are all different guys even though they all look the same. Your Walkman …or whatever 20 year old you was rocking to in this photo. Anyone know what kind of goofy things women are including in their dating profiles? Also, if you are in any of these photos and want me to take it down, email me so I can tell you I’m not going to.
When it comes to writing your online dating profile, you don’t have to spend long to get it just right.
My intention was to ease up on the online dating profiles, but it’s so damn entertaining that I can’t.
I can’t be the only weirdo that thinks this stuff is entertaining. The pain I’ve had to endure to have something to blog about is probably not worth it.
If you aren’t aware of how online dating works (POF specifically), when you view someone’s profile as I do so I can screen shot the stupidness, it sort of notifies that person that you viewed them.
Which means, they automatically think you are interested. There is an even bigger problem (or reward, whichever way you choose to look at it). I have also altered the faces because I’m sure there’s some law out there that prohibits me from using these photos and since it’s Movember, we’re going with mustaches.