Dating advice from animals
Writing your profile is the first step of online dating, but it’s also the most important, and sometimes the most stressful, part.
This is what singles will use to determine if they’re interested in you, and if your profile doesn’t attract them within those initial 10 seconds or so, they’ll move on to someone else. Getting your profile right is actually pretty easy and straightforward.
For example, “Volunteering for my local Humane Society is my true passion, and I’d love to find someone who cares about animals, too.” WIRED recently conducted a study that analyzed data from Ok Cupid and Match to identify the words the most successful dating profiles had in common.
Besides talking generally about relationships, the researchers suggest you should also try to work in words like “surfing” and “yoga.” You don’t have to actually be into surfing or yoga to use these words, though.
Whether you’re sarcastic, dry, straightforward, witty, or self-deprecating, show that off in your profile.Think about how you would feel if you read a guy’s profile that said something like “I want a blonde, blue-eyed woman who isn’t over 5’5″, is a doctor, doesn’t smoke, has never been married, loves dogs but hates cats, enjoys Italian food but hates Indian food, knows every word to every Beatles song, and has visited all Seven Wonders of the World.” OK, that’s an extreme example, but you know what I mean.