Stick to these rules, be kinda funny, try not to be a cliché machine (you love to laugh and couldn’t live without your family and friends?! ) and your profile should be at least marginally acceptable (and hopefully won’t end up here for the wrong reasons).___If you've got your own online dating horror stories, drop them below, or submit them anonymously.So I decided to do some asking around to find out why so many of us women are afraid to say yes to online dating.Because People Will Think I'm a Loser This is hands-down the most common thing I heard from women.For some reason, looking for men on the Internet is just about the most mortifying thing a woman can do. But really, it's just being honest about what you want.When you go to a bar with your friends, wearing your favorite semi-slutty outfit and made up like you're ready for the red carpet, you secretly hope this might be the night you'll meet that certain someone. Ostensibly, you're going out with the girls to have fun, not looking for a man.And why do you, a 23-year-old, want to date someone who could technically be your father if 16 & Pregnant had existed in the 70s? And also realize that while relationships with large age differences can of course be happy and successful, there is usually something wrong with a person who refuses to engage romantically with anyone in their peer group, and instead seeks out a relationship that will involve serious differences in experience and power.Don’t be the guy who every girl is like, “There’s something wrong with that guy.” Yes, we’ve all been burned while dating, and we all have loooooong lists of things we don’t want in a partner.
The obvious points of picking photos are to make them (1) flattering, and (2) accurate.
But only one of those things should be listed on your internet dating profile.
A bit of humorous honesty (you’re a literary snob who secretly liked the Twilight series; you’re a food blogger who once ate dog food as a kid) is a plus.
If you like low-key creative types, share what it is you make. Put forward the version of yourself that’s most attractive to the person you’re trying to see naked.
Online dating is like advertising: Know your ideal audience and target them by positioning yourself to be as appealing as possible.