That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?If you sound like everyone else, I’m going to think you didn’t put any thought into your profile.The best profiles are short and convey that a girl is open-minded.” –Will, 31“I would bypass a profile if a woman's profile said that a guy ‘needs to make me laugh.’ Don’t just tell me what you need a guy to do for you—emphasize the traits you find most attractive.If you say you like ‘a guy who doesn't take himself too seriously,’ this gives me insight into your personality.” –Dan, 32“I like when her profile shows a little sarcasm and spunk.
Subtract major points for fuzzy/out of focus/mug shot/creepy head chopped in half, and even more for those that feature dirty laundry in the background, or ex-girlfriends not so cleverly cropped out of the frame.
That gives me something to talk about.” –Javier, 30“Women that have pictures of themselves doing stupid and dorky things are always a plus to me—it shows a “I like a more natural photo, just the beautiful girl and her vibrant smile.
That tells me she’s not trying too hard and that she knows what’s important in her life.” –Carlo, 37RELATED: 10 Tips to Look Great in Every Photo What He Thinks About Your Profile“Everyone’s profile says they love travel, animals, trying new foods, and that they are giving online dating a try.
“If you’re just getting over a bad break-up, or you’re feeling really cynical about your ability to find a good woman, or you’re in a depressed place in general, keep all of those feelings out of your profile,” she cautions. These pix dictate how potential dates view you, so be proactive and decide what image you want to project.
“If you’re looking for a solid, long-term relationship-type, avoid pictures of yourself drinking excessively or making kissy faces at the camera,” Robinson says.