Online dating writing

After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.

But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?

If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.

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.

Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?

Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.

Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.

Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.

Try an ad that consists entirely of your favorite movie dialogue or a list of beloved fictional characters.

My ad requested a man "financially stable, kinda handsome, who can slow dance, make me laugh, read between the lines." Cast a wide net and edit out the responses.

Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad.

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