personals n 8 easy steps
You thought it would be simple to create your free profile. After all, it's
just talking about yourself, right? And everyone loves to talk about
So go ahead. Give it a shot. But, well...It's not as easy as you thought, is it?
Don't worry: Meeting your matches doesn't have to be difficult, at least not
with these eight tips to perk up your profile (and hopefully get you more
1. Come up with a compelling username Many singles just put a spin on their real names — "Andre_The_Giant" or
"Dave1976." And there's nothing wrong with that — except it's kind of dull.
Try the original route instead: Imagine your username among a list of
millions. If other singles saw nothing else but your username, what would be
interesting enough about it to make them want to click? How about "Bedroom_Eyes,"
"2Good2BTrue" or "Sensuous_Single?"
2. Start with a headline that doesn't suck
How many of these have you seen?
Suck Headline #1: "I can't believe I'm doing this!"
Suck Headline #2: "I like potato chips."
Suck Headline #3: "Hello. Is this thing on?"
Suck Headline #4: "SWF ISO E/F SECURE SBM"
Suck Headline #5: "Just looking around..."
The time you invest to create an interesting headline can pay off big in
3. Prove your passion
Good creative writing teachers always demand: "Don't tell me; show me!" So
instead of just writing, "I'm funny," tell a joke. Instead of saying, "I'm
romantic," write a sonnet. Instead of announcing, "I'm good-looking," post
4. Kill all cliches
Don't your eyes glaze over after you see the same thing over and over when
you quick search? There are better ways to say, "I'm looking for Mr. Right"
or "I'm a family man." Make your profile stand out from the rest by
describing the type of guy who's Mr. Right for you. Set yourself apart by
asserting the values that make you a family man.
5. Remember: Honesty really is the best policy …especially when it comes to describing how you look. Don't claim to be
athletic if you haven't broken a sweat in years. "Average" means comparing
yourself to the rest of the world — not just people you think are less
attractive than you. Keep in mind: Create a free profile with a photo and
receive up to eight times more responses!
6. Don't say "don't"
Who wants to go out with someone who's negative about everything? "I don't
like Indian food." "I don't watch television." "I don't have a job." Please,
people: Accentuate the positive. How about describing what foods you do
like? If you don't watch television, what else do you do with your leisure
time? If you don't have a job, why? Turn a "don't" into a conversation
7. Think "Thesaurus"
Instead of writing "happy," upgrade to "joyful" or "frisky." Instead of
settling for "fun-loving," try "high-spirited." "Honest?" "Sincere" is
better. Nobody seems willing to admit it, but a large vocabulary is a total
8. Puh-lease... Proofread!
You could have the hottest picture and the coolest profile, but if you
describe yourself as a "beuty" or "verry approchible," you'll lose lots of
potential suitors. (As far as I can tell, the most often misspelled word on
Match is "rollerblading," a word generally butchered as
r-o-l-l-e-r-b-l-a-d-d-i-n-g. Worried you've made the same mistake? Time to
edit your profile!)
With these eight tips, you can't go wrong.
Create a free profile today! Still unsure about what to write?
Search for local singles and see what other hotties have to say!
Check out other Online Dating Services
There are so many online dating services. At last count, there are over
800 online dating services to choose from. So how do you go about finding
the best and spending your money wisely?
1. Research online dating sites. Keep in mind that online dating sites
that you have never heard of before will have a minimal database and won't
be worth your time and money. Try the big online dating sites with name
Match.com Try it free for 3 days!
2. Establish a budget. Decide how much money you want to devote to online
dating, and set a budget. Some sites charge one-time membership fees, others
automatically charge recurring monthly fees to your credit card. Most online
dating sites charge between $20-$30 a month. Some with extensive
psychological profiles and matching like E-harmony charge $49.95 a
month......but watch for their specials where they will sometimes do 2 or 3
months for the price of 1. Match.com will offer a 3 or 7 day FREE TRIAL on
3. Seek recommendations. Talk to trusted friends, colleagues, and family to
see if anyone they know has had a positive experience with a particular
online dating website.
4. Consider specialized online dating sites. Determine if you have any special interests or
unique situations that might require a more specialized online dating
website. Some online dating sites cater to customized audiences including
political affiliations, sexual preferences, race, religion, etc.
5. Determine pros and cons. Narrow down the list of potential online sites
to your top three and compare them to determine pros and cons of each. Pay
particular attention to monthly/yearly cost, free versus fee services, and
number of website members.
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What are some other ways to meet Singles
in Alberta? Go to as many singles events as you can. Variety
is the key. Don't focus on any one type of group.
First: Meet young single professionals
at fundraisers, singles charity and civic organizations.
Second: Join sports leagues, singles
hiking, biking, outdoors, or adventures clubs.
Third: Join a church or religious
group for Jewish, Catholic, or Singles. Also check out singles cruises and
Newly divorced or single parent? Get
help at a singles support or divorce recovery group.
What about online dating? Check out
the information on Singlesonthego.com to learn how to place personal ads to
meet single men and women online. You'll also find great dating advice for
online personals and meeting singles by using various dating services,
dating agencies, matchmakers, introductions services. Go ahead, you can do
it!.....check out the singles scene in your area to find a new relationship
today! Check out the list of online dating services above categorized by
general, foreign/ethnic, religious, alternative, senior and single parents.