Online, you need to be more discerning about the information you provide, knowing that people are viewing your profile without any of the verbal communication cues available in person.
However, there are certain ways to construct your profile so you come across in the best possible light.
Below, we’ve compiled some handy tips to help women understand the ways in which men read dating profiles and how to avoid the easy mistakes that can turn men off.
First impressions really do count – both in real life and in online dating.
When meeting someone in real life, you have the ability to convey tone, humour, and a sense of who you are within the first few minutes.
Turn-offs for guys include photos that: And it’s important to ensure that every photo you post includes your face – not your kids or your dog.
Try to steer clear of posting too many “selfies”, which give the impression that you’re trying too hard.
Definitely avoid photos of yourself with another man, as guys may find this confusing and think that you’re not over your ex, or that you’re not serious about committing to a new relationship.
And lastly, make sure you do post at least one photo (and preferably four or five).
Topics to avoid In the same way you’d steer clear of certain subjects in the context of a dinner-party conversation with a stranger, there are certain topics you’ll want to avoid when creating your dating profile.
Here’s a brief list of those things that should be saved for chats with your girlfriends and avoided in your profile: An answer like the one is a great example of what NOT to write…
Here are a few examples of the ways in which things women say can be misunderstood or misinterpreted by men, and another way to articulate the same thought in a way which won’t scare men off: You say: It’s so hard to meet a nice guy these days.