Sample of self description for dating
‘If you struggle for inspiration, why not look at other profiles to see what other people are saying?’ suggests Charly Lester, co-founder of new over 50s dating app Lumen.
In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people would rather see a big, happy grin in a profile photo than a sexy pout. One of the most frequent complaints about online dating profiles is “they may have looked like that once but they certainly don’t look like that now”.
Almost every dating site lets you create a dating profile for free, (even lets you browse profiles for free), so make use of it.
Maybe you’ll see that one woman used a quote in her headline that you thought was clever and would attract a guy, or maybe you’ll notice another woman posted a video of herself instead of just photos.
‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?I always include at least one full length photo too, so there are no surprises when we meet up in real life.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.