Finding a partner, or even an enjoyable date, on dating sites isn’t always an easy task.

Simply relying on your hottest pic to get the job done won’t always cut it. Knowing how to write an appealing and unique online dating profile will go a long way to helping you stand out from the crowd.

That’s not all. You also want to make sure that your online dating profile doesn’t just attract attention, but that it attracts the type of person you want to meet.

Sadly, most of the time this is easier said than done.

There are a few things you can do though. Keep these three things in mind and you’ll have the basis of an appealing dating profile.

1. Be True to Yourself

Be honest. We all like the idea of watching sunsets on the beach while drinking wine, but it’s not something that we do regularly or at all.

Be real about the kind of person that you are and the kind of things that you actually like to do. You can start with a special hobby or a unique short story if you have one. That will get you attention and spark interest from other members. It doesn’t have to be universally appealing though. It’s fine if it just attracts the right person for you.

And remember: Be brief. There’s no need to craft a love letter to yourself. Leave them with lots of burning questions for the actual date!

2. What are you looking for?

When writing what you are looking for in a partner, try not to be too specific. Finding a great partner is rarely about ticking off a whole list of attributes, and you might be pleasantly surprised by someone you would never normally consider.

Writing that you are looking for someone who is wealthy, good looking, educated, outgoing, funny, and lives near you makes you sound unrealistic and very picky. These are not attractive qualities. Besides, it’s all the kind of information that you can easily find in someone’s profile.

3. Stay Positive

Be funny. And if you can’t be funny, at least be optimistic. Humor may be an attractive quality, but being upbeat and kind is easier and will always appeal to others.

The dating world can be cruel, but your profile shouldn’t dwell on bad experiences. Don’t write about past relationships or other disappointments, and avoid generally negative comments about others. Also, don’t write what you are not looking for, or emphasize your own negative aspects. It makes people see a bitter, negative person.

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Dana Simmons
Dana was determined to find that special someone. Years of being single made her reluctant to believe salvation would come from the online environment. Now a married woman and a mother of two, Dana’s an advocate of online dating sites and is passionate on writing about their success. Dana is a regular contributing writer to the Top 5 Dating Sites blog.
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