Females tend to break this rule more than men, namely because most of us gals never met a word we didn’t LOVE. A guy is probably more interested in your pictures anyway, simply because men are wired to be more visually oriented. Focus on posting good pictures instead of writing an on-line memoir. Most of us have been lied to, stomped on, cheated, or in some way used or abused.

If your profile just reminds him of that college lit class he barely passed? Don’t tell every last detail about you, your life, wants, and dreams or what will you guys have to talk about on an actual date? Unless you’ve been living in a cave and never been on a date, you’ve probably been hurt. It’s fine to get back on the horse when you’re thrown, but keep those emotions out of the profile.

It's like most of us haven't even dared to think about the question, "What's good about me?

Just because the dating site gives you 3,000 words to describe yourself, doesn’t mean you should use them ALL.

Remember, most people who’ve decided to look for a mate on-line are doing so because life is busy. Profiles that are super-long and dense frequently just get skipped.

Looking for a woman who appreciates a man who pays attention to her. And those reading are like, “Where the hell has this dude been finding dates? ” We all want someone who is honest and faithful and who appreciates attention. If you love to randomly shout out, “NOoooooooone expects the Spanish Inquisition!

When you call attention to those obvious areas, this is a huge red flag that you are hurting and can make others skittish to approach. Most profiles are full of this fluff, so people either move on or default to the best-looking photos. In fact, I am guaranteed to quote every Monty Python movie. Unless you happen to live on the coast, one image is a vacation activity. ” then you want someone who not only gets you but who also appreciates you.

Don’t request the obvious, or it becomes obvious you aren’t in a good place to be dating.

I want a man who is faithful and honest and who I can trust to tell the truth. When we are looking for a mate, we ALL want those things. This is akin to writing: Looking to date a woman with only ONE head, please.Simply describing yourself as crazy just makes you seem the opposite.Well, good to know you aren’t a self-confessed murderer, but it’s not the most exciting prospect.When you reach beyond being interesting to being interested, you paint a picture where the potential mate can see herself…next to you. For years I was overly conscious of my big thighs, only to find out later that a lot of men loved the very thing I was trying to hide. Feel free to touch it up and put your best forward. Just be mindful that touching-up and completely-and-utterly-altering are two different things. Tip #7—Be Truthful If you aren’t single, don’t lie. Thing is, we don’t know, and we need to give people a little credit. *** Kristen Lamb is the author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? Feel free to follow her weekday blog or find her on Facebook and Twitter. Describing Yourself in an Interview Describing Yourself at a Networking Event Describing Yourself on a Social Networking or Dating Site Community Q&A Finding the best way to describe yourself in various social and professional situations always feels so daunting.