How to write a good online dating profile for women
A woman I know snagged a boyfriend when she described her ideal job as a combination of circus performer and archaeologist. Unless you know for sure that you only want to meet, say, a nonsmoking Portuguese-speaking dentist, go easy on the list of qualities he must have.
Please answer carefully: 1) Are you a fan of Nickelback? If you're not comfortable putting your picture up online, avoid overselling your appearance with dubious claims like "Sharon Stone look-alike." I started my magazine personal with: "Curvy, almond-eyed writer, fit (good shoulders)...." My husband says he was attracted to the soft sell of the description and the quirky confidence of the assertion. Instead of saying you're funny or well educated or caring, demonstrate that. I'm looking for a partner-in-crime who enjoys the outdoors and isn't afraid to step on the dancefloor from time-to-time.
Don't worry if you have 'two left feet' - I spent six years training at the Gangnam-Style School of Dance, and can teach you how to do the hokey pokey for a nominal fee. As open-minded as I am, I have to draw the line at cigarettes. My cat Felix loves to meet new people, but if you're allergic to fur, the two of you probably won't get along.
Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad.