Specific information does more than make you sound interesting – it also gives potential dates something to write to you about.“I asked my friend to describe me, and here’s what he wrote…” is a cop-out.Instead of saying that you like sunsets, mention the best sunset you’ve ever seen.State which tracks you enjoy, and your favourite place to see your friends.By writing this in your profile, you’re telling people that you’re not smart or self-aware enough to write it yourself.
Six messages in total – not each – is enough to know whether you want a date. Chances are that you won’t fancy each other, or that only one of you will fancy the other. It’s easy to lose faith when your first few dates don’t work out.
Today’s rules are a little more user-friendly – but some of them may surprise you. Many profiles on dating websites start with statements like: “I’m no good at this kind of thing”. If you put yourself down, you won’t sound attractively self-effacing. The aim of the online dating game is to catch the eye of someone you have lots in common with.
You do this by being original and, above all, specific about your interests.
Learn from your bad and boring dates and try again.
You’re two grown-ups, not a sugardaddy and his gold-digger.