Profile Writting: any tips?

  • daydreamer85

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    Dec 06, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    I am in the process of rewritting all my ten online profiles. How do I make my profile more appealing to guys?
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    spell correctly.
  • daydreamer85

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    Dec 06, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidspell correctly.


    ah thanks lost boy... I a afraid spelling is not my forte,,,
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Secrets of a good profile

    Give a taste of who you are without telling me your life story
    People like reading positive things rather than negative things (a big list of "Do not contact me if... " always looks terrible).
    Humour is a good idea, as long as it´s actually funny.
    Decent pics, but not too many (exactly what you put depends on what you are looking for)
    Keep it shortish: people have to want to find out more about you, not think that they already know WAY too much.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 06, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    nude pictures
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    Dec 06, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Wow, 10 profiles...how do you manage so many accounts?
  • Ironman4U

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    Dec 06, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    I agree with Lostboy...but I obviously go on the side of sharing more versus less. If you are a passionate, interesting guy...there is always more to learn (so I don't worry about sharing too much although some guys will not read it all). At least give us enough so we can get a sense of who YOU ARE. Be authentic and be yourself. You will attract those who like what they see and read.
  • daydreamer85

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    Dec 06, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    jmals23 saidWow, 10 profiles...how do you manage so many accounts?



    Its hard... I keep resetting my passwords... Oh ya make that 13... Joined three more sites... I think I am addicted...
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    Dec 06, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    You're writing a profile, not a thesis. Keep it relatively short and simple.

    Don't have random sentences run into each other. Stuff like "I love to go to the beach and I love watching movies. No one over 30."

    Don't say what you prefer, then say that you don't care. "I have a prefer for guys who are 6'1", black hair, green eyes, but really, anyone can get in touch." If you're open to anyone, don't narrow it down. If you're looking for someone specific, then by all means mention that so people don't waste their time or yours.

    If you list hobbies, list things you actually do, rather than things that make you sound better but you've never done or haven't done in 10 years.

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    Dec 06, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    simplydario said
    jmals23 saidWow, 10 profiles...how do you manage so many accounts?



    Its hard... I keep resetting my passwords... Oh ya make that 13... Joined three more sites... I think I am addicted...


    Spend less time online.. 13 seems all consuming.
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    Dec 06, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    Tell the truth.
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    Dec 07, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    simplydario said
    Lostboy saidspell correctly.


    ah thanks lost boy... I a afraid spelling is not my forte,,,


    I'm always perplexed by this one. You've got to have typed that last sentence on a web browser. What web browser does NOT have spell checking with suggested corrections nowadays? Isn't spelling correctly in the year 2009 just a matter of noticing all those words underlined in red, then right clicking on them and picking the correct spelling?

    Are you leaving red underlined words hanging around? Have you hacked your browser to shut off spell checking? Are you still using a browser from 1998? I honestly don't understand how misspelled words can exist anymore on the web.

    OK, sorry for the mini rant. As for profiles, one thing that might be helpful is not to proceed in the dark without any input. Ask some friends to review your profile (your old and your proposed new one) and to give you their honest feedback.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Dec 07, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    My suggestion is to avoid catch phrases like "easy going", "laid back", "drama free", only because 1) everyone says that, so you're not looking any more or less appealing than, well, everyone, and 2) truly "easy going" people probably don't need to tell everyone about it right off the bat. Oh, 3) who the hell knows if those phrases need hyphens or not? Grammar is a top priority.
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    Dec 07, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    Oh, and make sure to include photos of yourself excitedly winning drinking games. Personally, I always fall for these.

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  • jlly_rnchr

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidOh, and make sure to include photos of yourself excitedly winning drinking games. Personally, I always fall for these.


    Drinking pics are always fun. That being said, if you have a body like this
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    it's recommended that all your photos be you without a shirt on. It's only fair.
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    simplydario said
    Lostboy saidspell correctly.


    ah thanks lost boy... I a afraid spelling is not my forte,,,


    There's a word for this... ironically, I forget what it is.
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    You can just talk a little about yourself. Say something that might interest someone about what you do and who you are. Above all you should be honest when writing your profile.

    Having a pic or two doesn't hurt since it seems most people are visual and tend to only read a profile after they've seen something they might find interesting.

    I'm not saying a pic is required. I'm just saying it helps. If you can write and spell well then that's a bonus too since a lot of people are rather picky about grammar.

    All in all you have options but they all begin with how comfortable you are about yourself.

    Best of luck.
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Aside from spelling correctly, good grammar is key. You don't want the people checking your profile out feel like they're proofreading. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:40 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidOh, and make sure to include photos of yourself excitedly winning drinking games. Personally, I always fall for these.

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    He´s kinda hot.

    And if another person says "good grammar" I will kill them. There are so many linguistic problems with that concept that I won´t even explain it. They will just be sucked into the sewers and eaten by rats.
  • jrs1

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    Dec 07, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidOh, and make sure to include photos of yourself excitedly winning drinking games. Personally, I always fall for these.

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    www.realjock.com/jlly_rnchr is a sweetheart.

    best profile advice: keep it simple. your photos can be just about anything you'd like, so long as they're tasteful and give insight into your personality. also, go out and do many things and experience much in order to have many a topic to converse upon.
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    Try having a face pic rather than just a torso shot. That's much better than bad spelling.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 08, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    simplydario said
    jmals23 saidWow, 10 profiles...how do you manage so many accounts?



    Its hard... I keep resetting my passwords... Oh ya make that 13... Joined three more sites... I think I am addicted...



    I think there are support groups out there for this icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidif you have a body like this it's recommended that all your photos be you without a shirt on. It's only fair.

    Absolutely, all shirtless... or naked.
    Alright, K... take it all off. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted said
    jlly_rnchr saidif you have a body like this it's recommended that all your photos be you without a shirt on. It's only fair.

    Absolutely, all shirtless... or naked.
    Alright, K... take it all off. icon_biggrin.gif


    * flings booger *
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    OK, now that we've all come clean on our drunken Jolly Rancher crushes, and have flung boogers at other cuties demanding nudity, here's some cliche words to avoid, IMHO:

    1) Masculine, manly, mans man, etc. These words raise a red flag that says: "hey, I'm insecure in my masculinity so I have to shout out how manly I am!"

    2) Hot, sexy, VGL, etc. These words raise a red flag that says: "hey, I'm insecure about my looks, so I have to tell you how attractive I am!"

    3) Normal, drama free, no baggage, laid back, chill, cool, etc. As mentioned before, these words raise a red flag that says: "hey, I'm insecure about my issues, so I have to tell you how normal I am!"

    Oops, I promised I wouldn't post negative things in RJ for at least a month. OK, my month will start tomorrow.