How to Write an Online Dating Profile: The Top 4 Must-Have’s for Success


If you are tired of staring at your computer screen until it drifts into screen saver mode while you wait for inspiration – we are here to help.  Try these tips on how to write an online dating profile, and you are sure to win the grand prize – the date!

  1. Reveal an interesting fact about yourself

Nearly every online profile contains similar information: a love for movies, dining out, and travel. To stand out from the pack, include an interesting fact that doesn’t  fall  within the standard parameters. This could include how you like to spend your weekends, qualities that make you fun, or your favourite hobby and how often you partake in it.

  1. Blow your own trumpet

If anyone is going to sing about how great you are, it should be you! Focus on your virtues and not your flaws. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, try asking your closest friends for help in identifying your best features. Sometimes we are too modest to recognize our own brilliant qualities, but you should not be afraid to showcase yourself on your dating profile.

  1. Cull it

The purpose of your online dating profile is to provide a snippet of yourself, not your whole life story. After all, you want to maintain a little mystery—your matches should still have questions to ask when you get to the dating stage. So cull it down! Don’t be afraid of the delete button: it’s your friend.

  1. What are you looking for in a partner?

Including a list of what you want in a person will help weed out those who don’t match your criteria. A few online dating companies now have ‘Deal Breakers,’ which allows you to instantaneously filter out profiles that aren’t compatible with yours. However, don’t be too picky—selecting 3 deal breakers should be the absolute maximum.

Just remember, if you think in terms of how you would present yourself in person upon meeting someone for the first time, you will be on your way to a winning profile in no time!

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About KP

As a leading dating and lifestyle mentor and the founder of Datelicious, Karina gets to share what she knows about love, and the best way to find it, every day. Fifteen years’ experience in the dating industry means that she has a wealth of trade secrets that she is only too willing to share with people who are on the dating rollercoaster or are building a relationship. She has a sixth sense when it comes to romance and is well known for discovering hidden restaurants and bars which she adds to her impressive arsenal of dating venues. Living between Australia and the UK allows her to indulge in her love of travel and she takes every opportunity to uncover the best holiday spots for couples and singles, both on and off the map.