Having a fun, positive, profile with lots of specifics about you is a key to online success - you can't sound boring-schmoring like most. It's VERY difficult for most people to write about themselves in a way that's captivating, memorable, and authentic....and that's where we come in! Through our extensive questionnaires and interviews with clients, we've written hundreds of profiles for clients around the country - with excellent results. Here is a sample of a client's online profile for Chemistry.com, before Smart Dating, and after our makeover!
I like to travel, and would consider myself adventurous. I'm a teacher, and am just as comfortable in jeans as I am at a black tie - and love to have a good time. I'm fun, funny, and smart."
Adventure and I have always been friends. When I was 8, I saw acrobats in the Bozo circus and thought it would be pretty cool to swing from a jungle gym rope…with my teeth. Lost a tooth with that stunt. After grad school I sold everything I owned to move to Guatemala to volunteer teach, and lived abroad for 8 years. Been swimming with sharks in Palau, chased by bees on The Great Wall of China and also through the ruins of Tikal. (I don’t know if it was the same bees).
TIPS FOR WRITING PROFILES
1) Spell and Grammar Check, Please!
Poor spelling and grammar are BIG turn offs for men and women. Of 1,000 people surveyed by Smart Dating Academy and online dating site Chemistry.com – over 60% said they would NOT respond to someone with poor grammar.
2) Be POSITIVE - No negativity or baggage
Showing your warm, fun side humanizes you! Don’t talk about your dog with cancer, divorces, or make statements like this, “If you’re just looking to hook up – move on” or “If you don’t have a job – go the other way. Puts a bad taste in the reader’s mouth.
3) Be concise
Your profile should NOT be 1-2 sentences, but it’s also NOT the place to tell your life story (that will come later)! In essays where you need to describe yourself and who you’re looking for, stick to a few paragraphs!
4) Pick a great username and headline!
Think about 3-5 adjectives that describe you to help come up with an interesting username. For example, if you’re a great cook, and a nurse, you could be “TopChefNurse!” And your headline could be, “Can perform instant triage in the kitchen.”