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How do I write a good profile for a dating website? What is the best way to write profiles for a dating site?

Updated on September 6, 2012

Honestly, by now I hate the idea of online dating, I think it's a joke! I think in most cases even we ourselves get caught up in not tell the 100% truth. I mean, why would you want to waste your time when probaby half of the people on there are not who they say they are? Also:

  • Many people just want sex
  • Many have old photos from 2,3,10, 20 years ago!
  • People lie about their weight
  • People........Lie

But, If we must, we must

I've always had trouble when participating in a dating website, and I always wondered what to write for my profile. I don't ever think I did myself justice by the way, and that was partly due to lack of writing skills, and applying them to me. You have to sell yourself to someone metaphorically, like with a resume because they don't know you and it's best to describe yourself the way you really are because that will peak their interest the most: the unusual, interesting, unique you :-)

There's usually 3 parts to a profile :

  • About me
  • My Interests
  • Who I'm looking for

Let's start with About Me! What kind of person are you? Are you shy? Are you funny? Skeptical? Sarcastic? You know you can find out by having your handwriting analyed or taking a personality test, but the hard part is putting it into a snazzy profile- sorta like the profiles on hubpages!

Write down a list of things about you such as.........






neat freak

Then start out with a draft and fix it 1 or 2 times. You could say: Howdy! I'm a southern girl who loves to cook but riding on the back of a Harley is even more fun! I don't smoke and I love kids but I want to wait awhile. I am a professional dance teacher. I love skiing, carnivals, and tattoos.

Make it as creative, friendly, descriptive, wild as you wish.

Who I'm looking for

This is a little tough. You have to -as mentioned earlier- sort of make a list of qualities you like and then not expect all of them. State things in such a way that you sound easy going and not expecting perfection - for that's not fair, unless you are~and (no body really is :)

You could say:

I'm looking for a hardworking man who is strong minded and takes care of his body. Intelligent men drive me crazy and those who have a sense of humor and appreciate life to the fullest! I look forward to lying on my bear rug with you sipping wine and having passionate discussions!

Also, look at other women's profiles for tips on how they describe themselves and state what they like, etc.

Talking about Interests

 Sometimes we have a hard time describing our most passionate interests.  Talking about things like: I go to the gym, love pizza, and love to go to concerts, just may not do the best trick.  A good variety [Variety is the spice of Life!] of interests is key.

First write down your categories:

  • hobbies
  • physical things
  • music things
  • entertainment things

Then you could list them kinda like this:

Poetry, dancing, swimming, karokee, beaches, tattoos, tennis, bowling, mangoes, dark chocolate.

You can use specific names of singers and tv shows also.

:) :) :) :) :) :) I thought this may be of help to some- since I recently discovered the "Art of writing dating profiles!!!"

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    • schoolgirlforreal profile image

      schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago

      All dating sites are BS actually. Scratch this whole article! It might help with resumes or other things thou.

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      gere0123 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

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      schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago

      Hi William Geff! Nice to meet you. Perhaps you will become a writer on hubpages?

      Thankyou very much for commenting on my hub and good luck in your search.

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      William Geff 5 years ago

      There are many free dating online sites online these days. I like to register with the websites that offer instant approval process like this one. Some other sites make new members to wait for a day or two before their profiles activate. This free dating site checks your profile immediately and you will be approved or rejected right away. I like this fast process so I still have time to search for the right match. Thanks for sharing this beautiful free dating service.

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago


      LOLOL!!!!LMAO! Nice to see you and thanks again ;) Appreciate your many visits!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Guys -never tell tell the ladies you're a 5'6" Vietnam Vet bicycle rider with a beard. Of course you'll only be good for one brief date. Great hub school girl.

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago


      Good advice, truly. You have to go on a christian site though, not just an ordinary one. The ordianary ones, mostly want "one nighters" and not relationships. The problem w/ the christian/catholic match sites is that people are looking for Perfection, which isn't realistic or rational! Not to mention, marriage is for what you can put into it; not for what you can get out of it, right?

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago

      Thankyou very much for reading! :) I don't like dating services myself, I tried some and they never work, but I suppose if you do try them, this is the "way to go" :) Thanks for sharing, and thanyou very much for commenting!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      schoolgirl: The best advice I can offer here is to tell it like it is,trying to express your true self, your most important expectations. This should let them see that you are a no nonsense woman and are looking for a partner who is equal to the task.

      Brother Dave.

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      pretty good advice schoolgirl. i'll be sure to put it to good use if i ever decide to use a dating service again. I don't think i will though, as it's a bit of a long story. trust me, i have my reasons for not trusting or wanting to use dating sites again. lol. anyways, it sounds like you have a lot of experience with this topic, so i hope this hub gets a lot of hits for those looking for love on online dating sites. ;) Thanks again for another great read.