Sample writings of dating profiles
Most of us online date—but many of us don’t know how to market ourselves.
After a while, all the profiles sound the same, full of similar clichés and adjectives.
I am trying to stop interrupting others when they’re talking and to listen without thinking about the next thing I’m going to say. I also love to explore different cuisines, travel to places close and far away, see movies, attend Broadway shows, or see a performance at Carnegie Hall.” – Woman mid 30’s “Walking my cat who has an identity crisis, obsessed about making the perfect macaroon, have a bunch of loud-mouthed friends, cooking chili crab (a Singapore national dish), curry from scratch, I have a sewing room, I bruise easily, especially when I go pole dancing, I have to tell my co-workers that I’m a klutz.
Like everyone, I am a work in progress.” – Male early 30’s “I want to meet a man I can have fun with, someone who has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh and play. Open-mindedness and intelligence are also good qualities. I wasn’t getting abused I was just getting abused by the pole. I have been known to grab a bucket of Benjamin Moore pain t and repaint my room for fun.
I love men who are willing to try new things, travel to new places, and try new kinds of cuisine. You don’t have to be a millionaire, but it is important that you have a career you love and a good relationship with money. I love international food—my craving can be so bizarre. If I’m sick, my comfort food is porridge and Asian pickles.
Other things I admire are men who are good communicators, family-orientated, and honest. I’m giving and I would love to meet someone who is giving, as well. I want to go to Greece, Santorini, a beach resort where I can show off my lotus tattoo. When people tell me something can’t be done, that’s when I most want to do it.
If you have a problem, I will definitely listen and be there for you. It can be hard to get a read on me at first but women seem to find this quality mysterious rather than annoying. Most people can tell that I come from a good place. I am an action sports kind of girl—I love everything from jet skiing to horseback riding.
And even though I will probably give you hell sometimes, I hope you won’t want to change me. You’ll have to find out where it is.” – Woman early 20’s “I am generous and kind, and feel that I could offer the right woman an extraordinary life. I came to this country with nothing, no connections, nothing, and became the general manager of a leading start-up in the Silicon Valley.
If we argue, grab me, kiss me passionately, and I promise you that I will shut up.” – Woman early 30’s “I used to be a tomboy. My talent is that I see what other people don’t see and I do things that have never before been done.
Every word counts, so you want to make sure every sentence and story is memorable. Besides, you’ll have plenty of time to share more on your actual date and during the phone calls or emails before the date.
4) Double-check that your profile will be appealing to the opposite sex and test it out—conduct your very own focus group!