Your Online Dating Profile SUCKS! (and here’s why…)

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On June 12th, myself and my good friend The Dating Diva did a class on online dating and the do’s and dont’s for dating online.  However, this class was very reserved and didn’t remotely touch on the things that I am about to say here.  Because the truth is, some of you (yes, even you reading this) have some profiles that even your mother couldn’t love…Now this article is targeted to the guys, but it can be applied to the girls, so you are not safe…I am just not looking at you online.

Now, I know you want to know why that is…so here goes…

First: Your picture is ridiculous!  Some of them are just down right attractive, but I’m talking to the ones of you, especially the males, that are sitting in your profile pic with your shirt off.  Really, if that’s all you have to offer, then I am afraid that you have missed me, and a few other great girls with such behavior.  We do not care about your washboard abs (at least not while we’re searching), and especially for someone over the age of 22, using such a picture says so much more about your character, or your lack thereof.  So, in case no one has told you…let me be the first…put your *&%$ shirt back on!

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Second: idk y iam single bcoz i am a good man.  Seriously?  Why are you writing in text-ese on your profile?  Of course, you list your profession as a Systems Analyst or some other accomplished position; however you have failed to form complete sentences in something as simple as an online dating profile.  You probably didn’t think it was a big deal, but it is.  Anyone who is remotely interested in you and WORTH (emphasis on WORTH) your time will find this to be absolutely ridiculous!  How is it that a grown, single man with a professional position (or so he stated) cannot communicate on an adult level.  A piece of advice: Be formal in your communications until the relationship allows for you to be informal.  Using bad English, horrible sentence structure, lowercase letters, and text-ese is the equivalent of showing up to your job 6 hours late.  No one cares why you are that late, and at that point, they no longer want to hear the explanation.

Third: I promise this is the last one, event throu I could go on and on and on.  TELL THE TRUTH! The last thing anyone wants to encounter is someone who is jobless or homeless, but has a profile with a job and a living situation listed that are not accurate…If you are in a position in your life where you cannot take care of yourself, then why are you looking for dates?  You don’t need a date, you need a job and your own address, thus, your energies are best focused on achieving those things BEFORE you start looking for a woman to “complete” you (too much Jerry MacGuire), and another conversation entirely.  I hate to say it guys, but if you can’t present your current situation as one that someone who be okay with, then you probably shouldn’t be presenting it at all—definitely not to get dates.  Now there are some women that thrive on having a man that they can control and/or fix, but that’s not what you want.  In the end, perhaps the reason why you are single is because you need the time to get your life together, and as such is the case, I speak for most when I say, now please remove your profile from all dating site—you’re not DATEABLE!

Okay, stepping off of my soapbox…

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