So, welcome to Internet Dating Bootcamp, where I'll teach you how to trick unsuspecting users into thinking you’re actually cool and normal. You need to be you in your online dating profile, but the process of creating one is a good time to think about what kindergarten teachers call “being your best self at school.” If you’re attracted to Type-A go-getter types who get up at 6am to exercise, emphasize your similar love of hard work. Want someone who shares your taste for obscure French films? No, not everyone wants to date a carbon copy of themselves, but most of us want to be with someone with some overlapping interests.
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.
Your online dating profile is the first impression that any potential match will have of you. One of the important ingredients it "Have you ever reached out and touched the clouds?
It wasn’t a very nice thing to do, but it did teach us a valuable lesson: never assume an online dating profile is for real. I’m not talking about drunk-text shenanigans, I’m talking an inability to follow proper flow in conversation and nonsensical replies. So if you are messaging with someone and it sounds like this, throw your computer out the window and run. So, yeah, this might be a real thing people do and we should all be more discerning, even in the presence of a striking photo. They send you invitations or links to check them out at a different site. This is often a sign that either they are musicians/artists/actors trying to get views on their personal pages or further their careers, or maybe even lure you to their pornographic sites. All of the rules you use in real life, use online and don’t let a handsome smile or sexy, but slightly incoherent banter soften your instincts.
So it raises the question: how do we make sure we don’t fall in love with a robot? Let’s take a gander at some signs that might indicate a fake online dating profile. Both are not cool and not authentic to why you are (probably) on online dating sites.
Relatedly: Select photos where you can actually see what you look like.
To safeguard our clients' privacy and to discourage copy-cats (yes, the problem is serious and rampant) we have decided to showcase only few small text snippets with which we creatively answered some of our client's cliche sentences in their previous profiles.
I commented in parentheses throughout the profiles below what I thought of them and why: I gave this profile a passing grade because while it’s not great, nothing about it makes it terrible.