Writing an online Dating Profile: Truth or Dare with a Smattering of Deception

With the popularity of the December guest post series I’ve had numerous people write to asking if they can guest post. While I may not be able to get everyone’s posts in, my goal is to post at least 1 guest post a week. Unless of course I decide to run another series. This guest post is written by Tiersa, who likes to blog about online dating.

Putting substance to your online dating profile and writing something inspirational about yourself in a singles online ad is not something to be taken lightly. One must contemplate just the right flow of words to make Mr. Alright respond to your profile faster than you can say fat, single curvy woman seeks big beefcake for meaningful McDonalds meetups.

As engaging as that might sound to you, it probably won’t bring home the man prize of your dreams. In order to attract the right kind of Ken to your Barbie, you might need to stretch the truth a little. It’s risky business by telling your future-would-be-husband that your version of tall and sexy is about three apples high of a smurf with squatty forest gnome feet.

It’s okay to vamp up your online profile with descriptions that capture and captivate the attention of the intended reader. The whole point is to create a little mystery and uniqueness. It’s really a way to brainstorm your way to love. There’s nothing in a caterpillar that leads you to believe it will become a butterfly. Until you meet your prospective match in person, play up those beautiful traits in a wonderfully crafted paragraph wrapped up in interesting adjectives.

On the flip side, be careful not to get carried away by describing yourself as a lusty busty blonde. You don’t want your dates face to drop when he discovers your busty description just turns out to be just plain musty and the equivalent of two mosquito bites hidden under your sweater. Even though you might have fallen out of keeping yourself up these days, fix that frayed and frazzled hot mess you call your hair by coloring those nasty little roots. Blow the dust off your favorite dress and get going crafting the witty dating profile that will bring home tall, dark, handsome and totally just okay.

Have you done “the online dating thing”?

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