'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.I think it also shows that they're actually thinking about what women may want to hear and putting a real effort into their profile.Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.
Whether you're reluctantly single or freshly divorced, finding a suitable date can seem like a daunting task, especially after you graduate from the bar scene.
Your workplace may not be the most appropriate spot to pick up a man, and many of your friends of friends are probably already taken, so where can you find available men once you're over 40? We live so much of our lives through technology nowadays that online dating has lost its stigma, and can be a comfortable format in which to get to know someone before meeting him in person.
Describe yourself as a person - how you like to spend your time, what you love to do. Good spelling implies you're intelligent but more importantly it shows you've taken care and effort writing your profile.
A hastily-written page full of abbreviations suggests you're not taking it seriously, or that it's something you flung up online while you were bored.
Because people viewing your profile will be hoping to get a sense of your lifestyle - and how they can fit into it.
They don't want to feel like an item on a supermarket shelf that you might simply pass by because it's not on your list.
Dating profiles are probably on a par with CVs when it comes to people gently polishing the truth.
A couple of short-haul trips to Europe and you're an "avid traveller", while that stag do at the go-kart track means you "live life in the fast lane".
That suggests you won't take dating seriously either.