Dating profiles are easy to create, but they can also be some of the loneliest and creepiest places on the internet. With going online these days being as common as it is, the bar scene or blind date hookups just don’t make as much sense anymore. Online dating can be an effective tool for broadening your reach for potential mates, but this is only true if you use some smarts about how you go about it.
First, ask some basic questions about your profile. What is particularly special or attention-getting about your profile as opposed to everyone else’s? Ask yourself: Am I sharing too much too quickly? Am I coming off creepy, overbearing, or extreme in some regard? Do I share too many family details or junk about past relationships? Does that jesting smile look somehow creepy? Am I saying enough about my strength of character, my personal integrity? Am I sharing something that might serve as a bond later on, perhaps about a hardship I had to overcome in life? What real substance do I have in my profile that invites people to connect with who I am?