Hoehn is founder of Profile Polish.com, an online-dating profile makeover service.The whole book is filled with great insights, suggestions, and caveats for creating a profile (including a rundown of some of the top sites, so you can choose one that seems most likely to work for you), but here are a few to get you thinking—and looking with fresh eyes at your own profile. A string of numbers just causes people’s eyes to glaze over. You’re not a cliché, your profile shouldn’t be either.
Sell yourself, but softly; use humor and gentle self-deprecation.
However, there is a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to use it. Those who use the tool correctly will of course, get the best results. Fewer than 100 words and you risk sounding rushed, generic and not likely to engage in a decent conversation.
This is one of those areas where you truly get back what you put in! This section may be called different things on different dating sites. Please do not underestimate the importance of this area! The fewer words you say, the more a man has reason to judge you and possibly dismiss you.
But as a writer, I can assure you that it’s always helpful to have an editor’s suggestions when you’re embarking on revisions, and Hoehn’s guidelines will help get you on the right track. Note that anything you buy from Amazon by clicking through from this blog post will earn me a few cents.
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