If you are someone who is guilty of writing a self-summary like one of the above, the good news is lots of people do it so it doesn’t take much improvement to stand out.The bad news is your profile is all your potential matches have of you.Every online dating site provides you with a text box in which to introduce yourself.This space is where your potential matches will first hear your voice and sense your personality beyond the photo.Here are some questions to help you tell your story.You can answer one question in several paragraphs in your self-summary, or answer several questions with a paragraph each, or answer a bunch of these questions with one sentence each: If these questions sound like college admission personal statements, it’s because online dating is a lot like college admissions.
If your profile sounds boring or negative, they won’t be able to imagine you as anything else.
The points to focus on in the self-summary are narrative, details, uniqueness, and confidence.
Narrative: Begin your self-summary with a sentence that launches into a story about yourself. As soon as you start telling a story, everyone wants to know what happens next.
His interests, “workout, read, watch movies and travel,” are the same as 99% of guys on okc. His sentences make him sound like he’s not a native English speaker or he’s had too much to drink before writing this profile.
Guy 3 gets plus marks for writing complete sentences and starting off in an upbeat way.