Writing a dating profile is much like writing an article or a novel — if I haven't grabbed you by now, you've already swiped left and clicked to the next best thing to read.On Saturday, author and editor Dave Eggers helped San Franciscans increase their chances of a lifelong match by editing their online dating profiles at a National Independent Bookstore Day event at Books Inc. Eggers became famous with his 2000 autobiography, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and in 2013 wrote "The Circle," a dystopian novel based loosely on life at Silicon Valley tech companies like Google and Facebook.Be honest with what is a cliché (and try to avoid them). Make your self-summary feel like the first line of a novel."Recognize when you're repeating something that you've heard," said Dan, one of the attendees, and then try to eliminate it from your profile. It needs to be the "hook." The "about" section is where you can sound most generic, Eggers told Dan, so make sure you hook people in like you would in a book.To kick off my online dating advice articles I thought we should start at the beginning.
I am also writing more online dating advice articles to further help my clients and readers.
What do you think about describing what you’re looking for in a partner and in your life as opposed to describing who you think you are in your profile? _____ Julie Spira I look at online dating profiles because I write them and I work with singles on creating their irresistible profiles.
I look at it as your business resume for your personal life.
And try not to expound lengthy ideas or personal beliefs.
Remember your audience will probably have a short attention span.