But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
Such is the life of an online dating profile ghostwriter.
Yes, you heard me — I craft other people’s online dating pages for Tinder, Ok Cupid, Our Time, you name it.
Anything concrete like this brings you alive to anyone reading. Make the effort to renew your profile on a regular basis with relevant information about yourself.
Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.
Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad. My finished product reflected my attitude at the time—a combination of "you have to play to win" and "hey, why not? If you're 42 but look 32, say so (or let your picture do the talking). After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people would rather see a big, happy grin in a profile photo than a sexy pout. One of the most frequent complaints about online dating profiles is “they may have looked like that once but they certainly don’t look like that now”.Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate. If you're not comfortable putting your picture up online, avoid overselling your appearance with dubious claims like "Sharon Stone look-alike." I started my magazine personal with: "Curvy, almond-eyed writer, fit (good shoulders)...." My husband says he was attracted to the soft sell of the description and the quirky confidence of the assertion. Instead of saying you're funny or well educated or caring, demonstrate that.