Also, introverts tend to be pretty good at expressing ourselves in writing, which means we can make a good first impression given the opportunity.
But you’ll only get the opportunity if your profile works for you, which is why Lisa Hoehn wrote .
Liking Radiohead, Homeland, Pulp Fiction and The Great Gatsby are effective date words, and mentioning cats is fine, as long as you don't say "my cats".
Men who refer to women as "females" or "women" rather than "girls" are more likely to find a mate, as are men who use the word "whom" (31 per cent more online communication).
These three examples reflect the more common online dating personalities: the thoughtful romantic, the witty comedian and the spontaneous adventurer.
While each of the sample profiles below is specific to a gender, the elements of each profile remain the same regardless of whether the user is male or female.
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.
"Electronics", bizarrely, works well for both sexes.
The Thoughtful Romantic The one thing I am most passionate about: taking care of others, helping people, and making people smile.
Yes – I know that sounds cheesy – but I try really hard to brighten the day of everyone I meet, even if that’s just by asking a cashier how they are or holding the door open for someone.
One of my personal missions is to convince women my age that they do not need to be invisible.
Gone are the days when “aging gracefully” was the only appropriate option for people our age.