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. They want to have an idea of what you’re like as a person and choosing to keep yourself anonymous, is essentially alienating yourself from your potential matches.The results also showed that members across different countries unanimously admitted that they look at a profile picture most closely on a dating profile.
Resist the temptation then to use an old, flattering photo because it will only cause you problems in the long run.
Say you’ve recently been on an interesting trip or tried a new activity that you found you really enjoyed, add it to your profile – you never know, you might have this in common with a potential new partner.
Our Elite Singles member survey about online dating profiles revealed that the biggest turnoff, according to members from countries all over the world, is sexual innuendo.
23 per cent of members concluded that it is the number one dating profile no-no, followed by negativity (22 per cent) and insufficient description (21 per cent).
So when you’re sitting down to write your profile, bare this in mind.