His page lists his job, his generic interests (going out with friends, sports, films) and provides no insight into his true personality – assuming he has one. List one thing you’re really passionate about and be specific.Instead of saying you like sport, talk about your favourite team or tell a story about a time your dad took you to a match.Text appeal: Women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful are more likely to attract male attention and receive admiring messages on online dating websites (illustrated), while men who claim they are physically fit or describe themselves as perceptive, passionate or optimistic prove more irresistible to women A study of 12,000 online dating profiles posted on e uk found that women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful are more likely to attract male attention and receive admiring messages.Physically fit or perceptive men attract between 60 and 70 per cent more interest from women who want to get to know them better, while sweet, ambitious or funny women see between 20 to 45 per cent more approaches.In the same way you wouldn’t leer over a woman and stand too close to her at a bar, you wouldn’t send a dirty message to a complete stranger online, unless your intention is to freak them out completely.Since it’s hard to convey tone and nuance in written communication, take care to try to come across as friendly and approachable, without being aggressive or lewd.
Here are some things men say when they’re trying to get a woman’s attention – and how women interpret them: He says: ‘I’m a fun-loving guy who loves to party, be out with my boys, and generally have a good time.’ She hears: ‘I’ll ignore your texts while I’m out drinking with my friends and then call you when I’m hammered at 3am.’ He says: ‘I’m looking for a girl who’s up for anything, who wants to have fun and be spontaneous.’ She hears: ‘I’m not looking for a serious relationship; I just want to hook up and have casual sex with no commitment.’ He says: ‘Hey! ’ She hears: ‘I’m too bored to come up with an original message, and I’ve sent this identical first message to 30 other girls.’ He says: ‘I’m really charming, outgoing and confident and I can talk to anyone.’ She hears: ‘I’m arrogant and I only like talking about myself.’ Anyone who’s tried online dating can tell you there are a few different kinds of profiles you come across over and over again.
There’s nothing of substance on his profile because he’s too busy trying to get people to laugh.
How to avoid being him Using humour is a great way to draw people in to your profile – but you have to give them something to see once they’re there.
Online dating for the first time can be challenging.
There may be plenty of fish out there, but the sea just seems so big.