Updated: February 4, 2023
If you think that your dating profile needs a little bit of sprucing, you should follow your gut. It’s always good to refresh your dating profile and make sure there’s nothing in there that’s making women reluctant to message you first. Here are a few tips that’ll help you make better matches.
1. Don’t use recycled jokes
It was funny when Chris Rock said it, it’s less funny when it’s in your profile. If anything, write down that you’re a fan of stand-up comedy and try to bring up the conversation on your first date. Otherwise, quotes might come off badly or out of place, or simply look like filler because you can’t think of other original things to say. The same goes for movie quotes. Out of context, they often bomb.
2. Make sure not to lie about your height, even if you’re insecure
Short guys may feel like they have a disadvantage, but if they’ve got a great personality, it’s not really an issue for most women. The part that makes a difference is whether or not you’re lying about it. Girls can tell if a guy says he’s 5’10” but he’s 5’6″. That deception right off the bat will make you look untrustworthy
3. Lay off the sexual humor
Obviously you’re hoping to meet someone and eventually have a healthy sex life. But the best relationships require a lot more than that. If you mention dirty jokes or innuendo in your profile, you might come off as being a little creepy or immature.
4. Don’t come off as being too cocky
If you list all of the reasons why you’re great, you’re selling yourself too hard. Nobody’s perfect, and there aren’t any girls out there who are seeking a guy who brags about his high school achievements, especially if he graduated ten years ago. Find one thing you’re really proud of and focus on that.
5. Unleash your sense of humor
Try getting them interested with a funny joke or anecdote. There’s not one girl out there who’d be turned off by a good sense of humor. By making her smile right off the bat, you’re showing that you have a good personality.
6. Don’t be too negative
You don’t have to justify a dating gap or talk about your recent bad luck when it comes to dating. This isn’t a resume, it’s a snapshot of you. If your profile is a downer, women are going to assume that you’ll be even harder on yourself in person. Those types of interactions can become awkward for both parties.
7. Don’t expect a ton of responses if you’re looking for a unicorn
That is, if you’re aiming to date a non-drinker who’s physically fit, doesn’t want children, likes the same type of music as you, and happens to be a redhead, you’re naturally weeding out a bunch of potential women and ultimately setting yourself up to fail.
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