Best Male Pof Dating Profile Examples
Not filling out the questionnaire or doing partially or half-assed will seriously undermine your chances of success on the online dating site. Therefore, you need to be honest and take the questionnaire seriously or the online dating sites’ algorithms that you’re paying for, by the way, will try and match you with the wrong people. Here’s a little hard truth to go along with that.
If you’re a gym guy and want to show off your abs, you get one chance to be shirtless. And it must be, as my friend described, “circumstantial.” A photo of you on a beach with friends where everyone is wearing a swimsuit? “Funny” photos, like the kind where everyone else is smiling and you’re flicking off the photographer. Almost all attempts at conveying that you’re funny via a photo will fall flat. Stick to being a “fun” guy instead of funny.
Think of your profile as the beginning of a conversation. The old rule of “show, don’t tell” works great when you are talking to someone in person and it really works in a dating profile. If you write, “I really like animals” a fellow online dater may ask what animals you like or they may just absorb that fact but it won’t spark enough interest to inspire someone to contact you.
Things really take a turn for the worse when he mentions that he’s a workaholic with no free time. No one wants to date someone who doesn’t have any time for them. He then compounds the problem by saying he needs someone drama and stress-free because he gets enough of that at work. He laid some great groundwork in the beginning but didn’t build on it. By the end, he just sounds like a miserable person who needs to be rescued from a stressful life where no one can relate to him. The problem with that is that people will assume that his profile is fake.
This guy comes off as a solid, down-to-earth, sweet gent with a great sense of humor. But in no way is he a pushover or worse yet, boring. He has just the right amount of “laid back” demeanor as he does “go-go-go” attitude.
He talks about being a pet lover, but he doesn’t say anything about his current pet or his favorite childhood pet so that people can feel that he means it. He loves music (who doesn’t) but is he listening to Drake, AC/DC, or Brittney Spears? What are some of those simple things in life that he enjoys?
If you notice, they both follow the same formula that you can certainly copy. We see this one ALL THE TIME. People will write their dating profile and spend the whole time talking about how much they hate writing about themselves and how awkward it is. Look, EVERYONE knows it’s awkward to write about themselves. WAYYYYYYY too many people talk about this on their profile, and it gets old to hear time and time again. We aren’t saying that you should get your friends to write your dating profile for you , but we are saying that you should ask your friends what they think you should put on your dating profile. If they can at least get you some bullet points or a few ideas of what your strong points are, you’ll be off to a better start.
They are trying to find people they find attractive and want to learn more about. If you’re online dating profile photo is just too arty or weird then it takes too much mental effort and they will simply move on. In addition, It’s virtually impossible to see a photo with the face or more importantly the eyes covered and make a judgment as to if that person is attractive or not.
It’s pretty funny that #4 says he doesn’t’ have time for RBF (Resting B!$#@ Face) at the end of his profile because that’s exactly what he’s got in every pic where he isn’t smiling. I’ve had many of my African American clients tell me they don’t like to smile in their photos because it makes them look soft. Not smiling makes you look angry and like someone people aren’t going to be around. From looking at #1’s main photo, one thing is clear. No one is ever going to think that he is as cool as he seems to.
If you are trying to start a conversation with someone and they don’t respond after 2 attempts, then forget about it and move on. Remember online dating is a numbers game and you can’t get fixed on someone just because of their profile. Maybe they aren’t interested or maybe you found one of the stale profiles that the online dating companies routinely fail to remove.
If they agree then have 2 decent phone conversations to make sure you “click”. If these calls go well then ask the person out for a short, like 30-minute coffee date…this is practically what Starbucks was invented for. Remember people tend to match on parity and if you’re not a supermodel and a supermodel is infatuated with you it’s probably too good to be true. They usually can’t meet with you right away because they are traveling, or very important, or taking care of a sick grandmother.
There is one photo here that shows him in the kitchen, from the waist up, looking happy and doing something he loves. He’s not smiling in half of his selfies, and the other half are just bad selfies. He’s wearing a hat or a bandana in several photos and committing the cardinal sin of covering his mouth in another one. One of my big online dating photo tips for #7 would be to not include the photos of his children. Your dating profile should be just about you.
Ladies, what we’d like to do is walk you through a few examples of some of the more important sections of your online dating profiles that you will be writing. Remember, these examples are only examples. Your profile needs to be YOUR profile with information about you.
Write your profile when you feel happy, which may be reflected in the content. Make lists of your desires to help you clarify what you want to say before you start writing. I selected her based on her photo samples, and really liked the location she chose.