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Online Dating: Why Writing About Yourself Is Easier Than You Think

Online Dating: Why Writing About Yourself Is Easier Than You Think

So many people start their dating profile off with “This is really hard” or “I don’t know what to write”. To get you off to a great start, has a great feature called Profile Writing Helper which prompts you to talk about the things in life you like. This gives others a good insight to the person you are.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Writing An Online Dating Profile


  • Be honest
  • Be you
  • Add your real age
  • Keep it brief (about 150 words)
  • Let your personality shine through
  • Be humorous
  • Be specific about what you’re looking for
  • Leave the drama behind
  • Be positive


  • Hide or bend the truth
  • Lie about your weight/age/background
  • Reveal personal details
  • Use cliches
  • Sell sex
  • Involve the ex
  • Write what you’re not looking for
  • Forgot to spell check & use proper grammar
  • Be negative

Good Profile Examples

I'm very family oriented, and love sports (but then again what guy doesn't). I'm an easy going person and my dreams are to flourish in my career and eventually own my own business one day. I'm a music junkie and in my free time I enjoy [Activity] and [Activity]. I'm open to meaningful, honest, and exclusive relationships.

I am smart, fun, authentic, affectionate, and love to try new things. I balance professionalism and fun in all of life's adventures. At work I get to do many creative things, and love every second of it. I'm always up for trying new things and rarely afraid to take risks in life. I love travel, and am hoping to go back to [location] this next year. Do you love to travel too?

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Hi, I’m Lucy. I am a freelance writer, blogger and mum of two. I like wine, soya lattes and spending far too much money on my kids. My writing is...Read More

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