There’s a lot of pressure to fill out your online dating profiles. One liner responses make you seem boring, unimaginative, and worse. It seems like you don’t care about online dating. Too many guys rushing to fill out their profile add these three topics to pad it out. These kill your chances with the ladies. Cut these from your profile, and you’ll have more messages coming in than ever before.
The Family Roll Call
It’s one thing for your potential dates to know where you come from and what you represent. Too often men feel the need to go into extreme detail here. How many brothers you have and what they all do for a living does not matter. That rich uncle you have? Good for attracting gold diggers and not much else. Listing everyone you’re related to or almost related to isn’t going to help your case here. You should have your “About Me” be about you as you are right now. You’re a product of your upbringing, but that’s not what you should advertise to the women who come to visit your profile.
This is especially true if you’re looking for casual sex or a short-term fling. These ladies do not need to know about the family you are never going to let them meet. You want to seem like a fun, exciting man. Family things just bog a profile down.
Your Someday Hopes and Dreams
It’s awesome that you hope to someday make your own bison jerky, or have your own brewery, or whatever it is that you’re passionate about. However, unless you’re actually close to achieving those goals they don’t belong in this section. Your hookup isn’t looking for that guy down the road. In ten, fifteen, twenty years you can put those dreams up. No one really wants to date a celebrity before they’re famous. They want to get the good stuff.
Future accomplishments can overshadow where you are right now. When you put future dreams into your profile, you’re asking women to compare you to the guy you hope to be someday. There’s no world where you come out of this looking good.
Are you a “nice guy” who “likes to do stuff”? Do you tell all the ladies that on a typical Friday night you’ll be “out with friends”? Cut the vague phrases out of your life. Too often they’re placeholders. They stand in so your profile doesn’t look empty. If you can’t list off the three things you do on most Friday nights more specifically then you need to start doing more things.
You want to make your profile exciting. You want to make yourself sound exciting. In your “About Me” section, list the things that are going to make you stand out from a crowd and grab a woman’s attention. If you don’t have any, lie until you can make them true. Start some good habits to make you more attractive to the ladies. Just don’t fill your profile with yawn worthy material and expect to get a lot of dates.