Writing a dating profile is no different than writing a poem, an article or a book – you need to catch the reader’s attention and keep it.
As you are writing your dating profile, use questions and mental images to keep your reader engaged.
One of my personal missions is to convince women my age that they do not need to be invisible.
Gone are the days when “aging gracefully” was the only appropriate option for people our age.
Or, you could even come up with a name for your mystery man or woman and keep them in your mind when you write your profile.
During this phase, it’s also important to give your expectations a reality check.
First, your partner is going to meet you eventually.
When they do, they will immediately compare you to your younger doppelgänger.
So, try to focus on characteristics that really make a difference – like personality, character, values, and passions.
Speaking of fascinating, if you really want to learn how to capture someone’s attention, in person or in print, check out Sally Hogshead’s excellent book, Fascinate.
Another comment mistake that people make when writing their dating profile is to list the activities that they enjoy without giving any context.
Be genuine and embrace what makes you a little quirky or different.
You may not appeal to everyone, but, you don’t need to. Or, are you saying what you think other people want to hear? Ask one or more friends what they appreciate most about you.