The days of looking down on online dating as a last resort for losers are past us.Online dating is an established fact of modern life, with sites from Tinder to Christian Mingle offering options for all kinds of daters." that you actually prefer Saturday mornings, you may be sending mixed signals, as Eggers pointed out to one person.And you probably don't want to be sending mixed signals to someone before you even start dating them.
That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.
Be honest with what is a cliché (and try to avoid them). Make your self-summary feel like the first line of a novel.
"Recognize when you're repeating something that you've heard," said Dan, one of the attendees, and then try to eliminate it from your profile. It needs to be the "hook." The "about" section is where you can sound most generic, Eggers told Dan, so make sure you hook people in like you would in a book.
Which brings us to today's subject: the online dating profile.
I've got a number of brilliant, beautiful, frank, funny friends, all capable of remarkable things, but writing an enticing online profile does not seem to be one of them. Some people offer their services in soup kitchens, some volunteer to shampoo crude oil off of sad, gooey pelicans; I rewrite online dating profiles.