Which brings us to today's subject: the online dating profile.
I've got a number of brilliant, beautiful, frank, funny friends, all capable of remarkable things, but writing an enticing online profile does not seem to be one of them. Some people offer their services in soup kitchens, some volunteer to shampoo crude oil off of sad, gooey pelicans; I rewrite online dating profiles.
) will help open the door to more potential partners.
Davis, 29, lives in New York and we find her especially credible for having turned a Twitter flirtation of her own into a serious relationship.
"A dating site is only as good as the matches on it for you," says Davis.
You also shouldn't choose a photo from five years ago: picture quality has improved dramatically in the last couple of years, so viewers will probably detect that it's old.
Avoid pictures where someone has to pick you out of a crowd, too, or squint to see you, and be sure to choose a very clear shot of your face for your main picture: it needs to be eye-catching even when scaled down to thumbnail size. Subscribe, choose the community that you most identify with or want to learn more about and we’ll send you the news that matters most once a week throughout Trump’s first 100 days in office.
There's a good chance the problem isn't you -- it's your profile.
We enlisted the help of Laurie Davis, online dating coach and founder of e Flirt Expert, a dating consulting service, to learn the art of marketing your online personality.
Oh and pics with your girlfriends are totally fine, just make sure you are recognizable, and not holding a bottle of Budweiser! ) Yes, more on photos (because they are that important).
Make sure you are smiling and not smirking, please. Then post some images playing volleyball, hiking, golfing, or participating in your favorite sports.
If you see someone who looks interesting, send them a hello!
Many men say they are thrilled when a woman actually reaches out first.
It all started when my pal Paula asked me to figure out why she wasn't getting a response to her JDate ad. " What I get is that we all want to be loved for exactly who we are. " It wasn't long before news that I'd taken Paula's profile from drab to fab spread far and wide (okay, a couple of people in Brooklyn heard). I've seen the dumb, the dull, and the klutzy; the bitter, the brazen, and the too cute by half.