The other day I talked about how to make your online dating profile specific.
Being specific helps your profile stand out from all the other guys on the online dating sites. And it makes you seem much more interesting than saying stuff like “life is for living.”
Another way to make the “interests” section of your online dating profile attractive is to demonstrate knowledge. When you talk about things you like, try showing expertise rather than asking for help. Let me give you a couple of examples.
Good and Bad Online Dating Profiles
Don’t say: I’d love to find some new places to eat and drink.
Try: After many attempts, I’ve found the best curry in London, and am on the hunt for a place that serves the beer I tried when I went to Bavaria over the summer.
Don’t say: I’m looking for someone to show me around the city.
Try: My favourite thing to do on a Sunday morning is brunch at the café down the street – they do the best cappuccino in town – followed by a foray into some new and exotic location.
Don’t say: I’d like to meet someone who knows some great places to go out.
Try: Our first date would be at this great sushi restaurant I know followed by a stroll along the South Bank as the sun goes down.
Remember – You’re the Man
The moral of the story is: don’t expect the women you meet to bring all the expertise to the table. Even if you’re new to London, you’ve got to show that you have some idea of how to think of something fun to do, even if it’s just knowing a nice café near your flat.
Women are attracted to men who are confident, sure of themselves, decisive and able to arrange great dates. Make a woman you meet online (or off, for that matter) feel that, if she spends time with you, she’ll learn cool new stuff and find new places.
Part of the fun of going on a date, for a girl, is being able to rely on the guy to think of where to go, organise it and show her the ropes. If she’s having to do all the work herself it’s not the same. So make sure your online dating profile reflects this.