What not to write (I did make this up, by the way) >> "Hiya!! erm dunno know what to say about myself really... ha ha... I'm easy going, fun lovin', bubbly and love a good giggle!! I've lived in London for three years now and like going to the cinema or out to the bars with the girlie's [sic] ...."
Should your profile read something like this, I've died of boredom already. Your grammar is appalling and such overzealous use of exclamation marks makes me feel nauseous. It doesn't matter if you are stunningly attractive, I'm just not interested in vacuous types, sorry.
I am looking for someone to share the funny side of life with and to care passionately for, even when we're old and haggard and our genitalia has mutated into a wrinkled mess.
So, I'm slightly cynical (did you notice?), quite messy (but not unclean - big difference) and neither very blokey nor sporty. I would rather choke to death on my own vomit than be forced to watch A Question Of Sport*.
*terrible UK panel game show with incredibly dim-witted football players, athletes etc.
My great passions in life are good food, good wine, good friends, good family (can't really control that one), good humour, good conversation and good times (did I say good enough?). I love new experiences and meeting people with something interesting to say for themselves. I can be romantic, charming and fun, but also dry and controversial when things get dull (or when I realise I have inadvertently surrounded myself with people whose idea of sophistication is debating who shagged whom in Geordie / Jersey Shore).
Music: I'm stuck in the hippie 1960s and 70s - Love Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead etc
mediocrity turns you off
you have a brain that you enjoy using outside of your job
we can make each other laugh, really hard
you're fun but not "bubbly" (read fat / irritating)
you realise that life is too short to be high maintenance
you aren't completely predictable and try to avoid using too many cliches
you are neither nice nor selfish
you don't understand grown men who spend most of their leisure time watching sport
you avoid adding sugar or sweeteners to tea/coffee/strawberries/cereal (I think this shows a certain lack of sophistication, but I may be wrong)
you give as good as you get
you have never / will never work in recruitment