Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021


Online Dating Profile – About Me Section Tips


(Online Dating Newsletter – Dating Advice) Dear Dating Advice,

I’m working on my online dating profile and I need some helps with the About Me section. What do I say to get better results?

More important that what you say is how you say it. Which of the following sounds more appealing to you?

“I like long walks on the beach”


“I’m an adventurer at heart, whether its exploring the sands at the tip of the ocean or dabbing whipped cream on my partner’s nose.”

One describes someone that is very typical and bland. The other describes someone who sounds exciting and fun. Both say the same thing, just in different ways. The important thing is to be descriptive and to avoid cliche’s. Here are some overused and bland descriptions people use in their profiles:

“I like long walks”

“I like long walks on the beach”

“I like to read”

“I like to travel”

“I enjoy going to the movies”

What you want is to appear interesting.  You want to get to the soul of what makes you a great person.

“I’m a lot like Indiana Jones in that I love exploring the mysteries of life, while educating my mind to appreciate new things. How about we share an adventure together?”

Which would you want to go out on a date with; the person that says “I hate hot days” or the one that says “on a sizzling day my adventurous side takes me on an exploration to discover hidden waterfalls that I can cool off under.”?

If you need ideas or inspiration, just pick up one of your favorite author’s fiction books and read how they describe things. Popular authors have mastered the art of being descriptive and it’s easy to gain inspiration from their work.

Let’s take William Goldman’s The Princess Bride as an example. In one passage, he says, “He made it a practice never to let a day go by without killing something.” Now how can you turn that into something for your profile? How about, “I make it a practice never to let a day go by without learning something new about life”. You just took a sentence about death and turned it into something interesting to say about you and about life.

Here’s another one. This one is from the book Eragon by Christopher Paolini. “Their connection grew stronger until there was no distinction between their identities.” Do you see ways you can use that? How about, “I love to connect on a level where individual identities blur together to form a strong bond.”

Use the inspiration of writers that draw you into their world to draw others into your world. Good luck!

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5 Responses to “Online Dating Profile – About Me Section Tips”
  1. Rhonda says:

    I enjoy reading creative profiles and often respond to them to say hello even if I am not interested in dating that person. I have made a few good friends that way. So dating isn’t the only reason to contact someone.

  2. Right says:

    I tend to agree with Rhonda. Well written and creative profiles always urge people to respond, at least for a good friendship if not for dating.

    Care should be taken while constructing a profile as suggested by the author as too dull and plain to the point statements would not excite the reader. It always helps to write creatively with words flowing truly from the heart.

    Do not try to pretend what you are not. Instead focus on your positive traits and highlight them. Write using your heart and not your mind!

  3. Tenkeys says:

    A good attention grabber will be writing something creative and out of the ordinary. I am always drawn to any humorous and creative description in the profile of a person. Perhaps I am a creative person myself. Instead of saying “I like to paint”, I could say “Picasso I am not, but I think painting is hot!”

  4. Ken says:

    Well, I agree with your posting. In an online dating site – its the description on your profile that has the power to attract the profile viewers. And such a powerful tool can be easily abated with poor and boring descriptions. A creative description can help to receive more responses from others.

  5. Will says:

    Lately I have noticed an increase in the amount of interest that people are receiving for paid profile creation. Although this may be perceived as fake by some, I feel like its a genius idea!

    You are getting someone who can craft wonderful words to create a striking profile that will catch attenion – and you give the details that were used to create this profile.

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