First, she said nothing about the “character” of the man she wanted to attract.
I will give you two examples, so that you don’t make the same mistake.
I can almost hear you think: “How can I pull that off?!
” Simple: check out and freaking use as many of my 17 online dating profile examples that DO work!
Before I met my current boyfriend—full disclosure: it was offline—I had an amazing run on Ok Cupid, where I was able to attract a lot of men who fit my criteria almost perfectly.
With so many fish in the scummy pond that is Los Angeles, how did I make my profile stand out from every other cute blonde actress/writer out there? Heed my wisdom, and you too could be fielding offers from potential men of your dreams.(Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee these tips will prevent your first date from being fantastically awkward.
Like a recipe for a great dish, it’s about having a combination of ingredients working in your favour: a couple of well-lit, authentic pictures of yourself, combined with a pinch of wit, a decent helping of honesty, and generous servings of thoughtfulness, individuality, and attention to detail.
"I am looking for a long-term partner" or "I'm seeking someone that wants to go running with me every Saturday morning, at least until next year's marathon" will get the point across.
"Searching for the future father of my two girls and three boys" will get an entirely different point across.
This little sentence was my profile's golden ticket.
It attracted men who also lived in my neighborhood, men who like outdoor activities, men who are into fitness, men who like dogs, men who were thinking about rescuing dogs themselves, men who enjoy watching girls run in shorts, men who like Lamill, etc.
Being specific about my interests was a key reason I had such a good response to my profile.