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How to write a good online dating profile for women

Way too many people write exactly the same things on their profiles.So much so that a discussion about it has been started on Advice. No more “I live life to the fullest,” “I like to paint the town red,” “I’m drama free,” “I like to take things slow,” or “I’m looking for my best friend.” Try and show a little originality.

If you see someone who looks interesting, send them a hello!Many men say they are thrilled when a woman actually reaches out first.Why not shoot for more "middle of the road" on areas that aren't deal breakers?Mistake #1: You Don't Self-Promote You might be hesitant to really play up your assets because you worry it will make you seem cocky or self-involved.But leaving out interesting info, like how you're awesome at snowboarding or speak two languages, results in a lackluster first impression.Most of us online date—but many of us don’t know how to market ourselves.

After a while, all the profiles sound the same, full of similar clichés and adjectives.

If the Internet is good for anything—and, actually, it’s good for lots of things—it’s good for finding a needle in a haystack.

Whether you’re hankering after a pistol grip for that vintage Hasselblad single reflex camera, or want to learn all the lyrics to R. M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it,” the World Wide Web has made tracking down and securing even the most obscure objects your heart desires a lot easier.

Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.

The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.

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?