Building a good online dating profile

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 spend lots of time in this column and over at A(n)nals of Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes.

Yes, you looked great, but you want to date someone who is attracted to you right now.

We went through it all and came up with seven easy ways to make your profile stand out.

So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too.

That said, the world of online dating can be daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so here are our top tips for making the most of your dating profile and spotting a great potential partner. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.

Keep your profile positive and you soon will be attracting all sorts of potential partners.

After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.

Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?

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