Lying about age, income or overall physical appearance on a dating site is starting the experience off on the wrong foot, which almost always results in angst and wasted time and money. Being truthful is the foundation of any healthy and long-lasting relationship, so you might as well be honest and forthcoming when you are making your online dating profile. Besides, the truth is a lot easier to remember. Whether they realize it or not, most people pay more attention to the tone of the writing than they do the content, which is why writing in an upbeat voice is so important. Nobody would want to go out on a date with a person who says, “I get a little confrontational and unpredictable at times.” Another far more effective way to communicate the same general point would be, “I’m a firecracker with a free spirit….can you tame me?”
Sleep on it for 24 hours before posting
It is a very good idea, assuming you are not under time constraints, to let any important piece of text you have composed sit and “cool off” for about 24 hours before you re-read it and send it off. Typos that were made and unnoticed in the heat of the moment can likely be seen very clearly and corrected before they become gaffes that the general public gets to see. You may also notice more eloquent or concise ways of phrasing your words after looking at them the day after they were composed. Once you have given your profile a next-day review, send it off with the confidence of knowing that you have done all you can to be truthful, genuine and attractive to others.
Use these tools to create your online profile and stand out in the crowd.