Your Online Profile - How to Make it Stand Out

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If you consider Internet dating to be like a high street shop, your online profile would be like a shop window and the average guy may decide whether he wants to come in and browse within a few short seconds.
Naturally your first priority is to choose a good, honest photo of yourself, that is both flattering and an accurate representation of how you really look.
It should preferably not be some professional studio photoshoot, but a well-lit photo taken by a good friend.
Ideally this should be a man who will be able to see you at your best and bring out the best in you on camera.
If you already have a photo that you and other people like, use it, but it must be less that a year old and reflect your current appearance, i.
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hair colour, and length etc.
Don't use photos that have someone else in them whether it's a guy or a girl, because it will cause confusion and divert a man's attention from what you want him to focus on - you! Don't be tempted to use a suggestive or partly clothed photo because you wont be taken seriously and may attract the wrong kind of attention.
Select a head and shoulder shot, so that you can be seen clearly and easily recognised.
The next thing is to think of some keywords that reflect your personality and when you have selected them, arrange them into short phrases that will perfectly describe you.
It is then your mission to construct a snappy profile from these phrases, that contains an interesting fact about you that might stimulate a response or illicit a positive comment.
Don't try to make it too clever and it musn't read like an academic essay, because even the smartest of guys will only be on the site looking for a date, not a dissertation supervisor.
Tell the truth about yourself but generalize and keep something back so that you have stuff to talk about on your date.
Your personal details shouldn't be divulged at this stage, so keep it friendly but beautifully vague.
Use interesting descriptive words such as aromatic, exotic, vibrant and romantic, when describing food, colours or places.
That way you will stand out from the rest by spicing up your phraseology.
Be specific about the kind of man you're looking for, so instead of saying, "I'm looking for a guy with a good sense of humour," say something like, "I'm interested in finding a guy between 30-40, who has the ability to make me laugh, has a goatee beard, long hair and rides a Harley, so if you fit that description, email me today.
" What you're doing here is filtering out the guys that you're not interested in straight away, without having to spend time finding out that they're not your type and then thinking of an excuse to let them go.
You're also telling them what to do next by creating a call to action.
It cuts down on the amount of time they will spend scratching their heads and deciding how to proceed to the next step.
Spend some time looking at other peoples profiles and think about the ones you like and what makes them stand out and learn a few tips from them.
Above all, be yourself and be positive and even humorous, as long as your humour is harmless and innocent and brings out the appealing aspects of your character.
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