Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.
There is a myth that you have to be good-looking to get laid with online dating. Even if you haven’t been gifted with a face so beautiful that makes the baby Jesus weep at it’s glory (like me), you can still get laid with online dating.
Even if you don’t do online dating, these principles apply to any writing or storytelling you do, in person or in text. Here’s how: The classic writing advice “show, don’t tell” also applies to online dating.
I’ve actually dropped full stories and dialogues into my profile.
For example, imagine a profile opening with this: Me: Hey, what should I put in my profile? Indian Roommate: I hope you don’t get laid, and I never have to clean that up again.
‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.For example, look at these two profiles: 1) I’m the class clown among my friends.I’m really good at making people laugh, and like to have a good time.For inspiration, check out delicioustacos list of 44 OKCupid Openers, but write your own to filter for your personality. The goal of messaging is to get a number or meetup. If your first message doesn’t hook or you get a shit-test, pass the shit test and hook first.An example: Once you meetup, treat it like a regular date.Indian Roommate: Write that you always practice safe sex. If I wrote “I’m funny, get laid a lot, and have a big penis,” no one would ever believe me.