Mar 12, 2013 7:51am

write a profile you would want to read. don't write a resume or advertisement. you're not applying for a job, you're displaying that you're an interesting person.

include anecdotes. don't say you're inventive, talk about a time you devised an inventive solution. don't say you love to travel, talk about your favorite travel experience.

in essence, show. don't tell. no one cares that your friends would describe you as funny if your readers wouldn't.

have decent photos.

these are absolutely all of the tips that anyone needs.



Mar 12, 2013 8:05am

You forgot "There are no guarantees. Live with it."


Mar 12, 2013 8:08am

that's not a profile tip, that's a life tip.


Mar 12, 2013 8:08am

Be attractive, tall and white just to be safe.


Mar 12, 2013 8:20am


sushibitch had some good tips too, but I lost the link to her journal post


Be attractive, tall and white just to be safe.


Just read the tips!!!


Mar 12, 2013 8:21am

Thanks! And it's here.


Mar 12, 2013 8:40am

i'm tall and white, i'll give you that.

i'm also poor, in college at 31. have no vehicle, and have a mouth full of broken teeth.

if your personality is sufficient, you can get around appearance - and when we're talking about profile tips, personality is what really shines through.



Mar 12, 2013 8:41am

...and a history of mental health issues, and am covered in scars.


Mar 12, 2013 8:44am

i like two pieces of her advice particularly:

1. don't take your own photos. unless you're a professional with a shutter release and can make it look like someone else took them, have someone else take them.

if you take all your own photos, it makes you look like no one wants to take photos of you. this suggests that you're both unattractive and socially untenable.

2. read the profiles of your own demographic and note what you like about them, and what you see so often that it feels trite and overused. make sure your profile contains none of these things.

if you follow my advice above, point 2 is basically redundant. but if you're not good at following advice - which, if you're posting here, can be assumed - consider that point.



Mar 12, 2013 8:45am

Just letting off some anger and sarcasm there. I may have better luck than I realize. Just not enough to both trying yet. Still tall and white on OKC means you got it better than most. Damn mild racism has to benefit someone.


Mar 12, 2013 8:48am

dude, my point is that there is not a god damn thing wrong with you that isn't wrong with me except for the fact that you have no fucking balls. this is specific to you and nothing to do with this thread.

quit your god damn whining, stow your excuses, belay your objections, and get out there and start doing something.

god FUCK you frustrate me and i have no idea why i don't already treat you as hatefully as i do people who annoy me to a much lesser degree.



Mar 12, 2013 8:57am

^ha there are quite a few people that feel the same way. I''m like a baby that pukes on you after a feeding. You're pissed until I do whatever it is I do. Then you can't hate me that much after.

I'm also good at crying at will when needed. Noone likes to see a grown man cry. Works most of the time.


Mar 12, 2013 9:02am

please just go away.


Mar 12, 2013 9:04am

^gimme a half hour. I'm sure you'll survive that long...


Mar 12, 2013 9:05am

please just go away.


Mar 12, 2013 9:06am

(cmon you at least know I'm not being serious now right? lighten up)

When I so leave, sadly I always come back.

So I'll be back again. Same site, different day.


Mar 12, 2013 9:36am

it's been thirty minutes. please go away and leave others the space to help contribute tips.


Mar 13, 2013 7:58am

i'm bumping this because i want more input from people so as to craft a list which is comprehensive and helpful and yet not quite so tl;dr as the others available.


Mar 13, 2013 9:45pm


Mar 14, 2013 7:44am

I'll add something slightly relevant then:

The link to instant deal breakers in profiles. I suppose this could help eliminate some cliches and/or give advice on what people think on some things.

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