Online Dating Profiles – Your Personal CV

If you’ve been on a job interview recently your interviewers will have asked you to back up the claims in your CV with instances when your sterling qualities have come to the fore in your job. An online dating profile is a little like a CV, so here are some examples of ways you can make your profile more appealing and useful to a reader:

  • Rather than merely stating you’re interested in sport, say a little more about your interest: for example, you might play touch football for a work team, or be currently training for a marathon.
  • A picture tells a thousand words: if your photos show a pleasant smiling face, you don’t need to use up space in your profile to say that you’re happy and attractive because your reader already knows this.
  • Avoid the obvious and clichéd statements that can be seen in so many profiles. Why bother to remark that you’re hoping to meet someone who’s honest – isn’t everybody? Instead, why not mention something about your life that’s more intriguing and displays more imagination than a simple list of your attributes.

It can be hard to think of examples to use to make your personal profile more interesting but it’s worth persevering and taking a lot of time over its content. And don’t forget, you can always amend your profile if you think of an example or have an experience or anecdote that would boost your online dating profile.

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