For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.
Believe me, it’s a much better strategy than scheduling a coffee date and finding you have little or nothing in common.
A professional photo is a good idea, too — and if you do it right, you can wind up with one shot for your dating profile and one for your Linked In page. If we can’t pick you out of your bowling team lineup or every picture features you in floppy hats and big sunglasses, you’re unlikely to draw much attention.
I don’t mean those innocent bathing suit pictures from last summer; I’m talking about the negligee poses and excessive cleavage. — at men’s easily predictable reactions to these photos.
Your profile needs at least one picture to get you in the game.
My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
Here’s what I learned: If you’re looking for someone of similar interests and lifestyle, the more specific you can be upfront, the better. What was the last good book your read, or film you saw?
This advice applies to both sexes: Don’t post pictures of yourself from 10 years and/or 40 lbs. Don’t rave about your intense exercise regimen when you’re really a couch potato.