Online dating profiles are extremely important. Giving out to much information can scare a potential partner away. On the other hand not enough information can cause perspective partners to be unimpressed and believe you to be too boring. We are going to discuss examples of good dating profiles, but let’s start off with an example of a very bad profile.
I AM A VERY STRAIGHT PERSON .UNMARRIED & LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO GET MARRIED WITH. THATS ALL WHAT I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW. FOR ME IT HARDLY MATTERS IF U R A DIVORCEE ALSO.
Yes this very short version of a very bad online dating profile. What makes it so bad, you ask? First of all, it is way too overdramatic for being such a short profile. Most people are looking for a lasting relationship so there is no need to emphasize that fact. The other obvious flaw is the grammatical errors make the owner of the profilelook like an uneducated buffoon. People on social media sites seem to hone in on grammatical errors so it is advised to use spell and grammar check when writing your online profile. No one needs to be distracted by errors in a person’s grammar. As you can also see, this profile is in all caps. In the internet world all caps means that you are screaming. Screaming at a potential life partner is no way to win their heart.
Now that we have seen an example of a terrible online profile, we can focus our attention on good online profiles and what makes them good.
Good Example #1
Settled in Bangalore
I’m more of an indoor guy than an outdoor one, although I do love my morning jogs and evening walks. I prefer partying at home with some wine and a good book than be out clubbing/dancing. Also, I am pretty much an introvert, but I do love hanging out occasionally with my closest friends.
On My Good Days I Am…
A pretty interesting person to be around if you appreciate trivia about anything and everything in the universe (like, an albatross can fly while it is sleeping!), quite goofy, usually pottering around in my small garden, trying to fix things up, figure out logical answers to questions like “Will the universe start compressing once it reaches it’s limit?”, or lying on the sofa with Kim watching T.V and eating garlic bread.
On My Off Days…
I just like to sit quietly in my room with a copy of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy and a glass of wine, or flip channels on T.V. I am pretty quiet on my off days and prefer to be left to my own devices. But these days are rare.
Things I Love/I’m Interested in…
My pet cat, Kim.
Collecting trivia. (Tittle is the dot you place on the i.)
Discovering new things.
Learning new languages. (I’m currently conquering Spanish! And I already know English, Marathi, French and Hindi.)
What I’m Looking For…
Someone who is interested in science and astronomy, who is cheerful and optimistic, and generally a quiet person who can have conversations but does not consider talking the sole purpose of life, who is also curious about things, has a love of languages, and who has a sense of individuality. 
This is a person who knows what they want. They know who they are and are straightforward. Education is sited, but not done in a boasting manner. Interests are well laid out and the writer simply lays out their likes and dislikes. A profile such as this is very attractive to the person really looking to settle down with someone. They expressed openness to trying new things, but the need for alone time.
Good Example # 2
Originally from Australia, I’ve been living in the U.S. for a long time. I travel a lot–for my job as a journalist, and also just because I love the surprise of the unknown. I love to learn about new places, people and cultures.
I’m the father of a grown son who is off at college. I like to be in harmony with the world around me. Wow, that sounds new age, but I’m very down to earth I like to read a lot and keep up with many things–politics, social issues, culture, travels, people.
I especially value humor, being able to laugh at yourself, being able to communicate, culture in general, social issues, staying healthy, and the freedom to think out of the box.
I also like Woody Allen films, swimming, hearing people’s stories, and simply talking with people.
I’m looking for a companion–someone with her own life, with a strong personality, yet also able to make the compromises that life sometimes requires. Someone who isn’t too thin and who is able to laugh at herself. No smokers, please.
This profile shows a well-rounded individual who is in touch with nature. He clearly stated his likes and that he values humor. He states what he is looking for in a mate in a clear and precise manner and he also states a few attributes that he finds attractive in a woman and that he does not like smokers. It is important to be honest enough in your profile to tell someone a very strong dislike of something; much like this man did when he stated that he prefers a non-smoker.
It is important to be open and honest with your profile, but not honest to the degree that people will be less than thrilled to contact you. Your online profile is unique to you and no one can tell you exactly what you should say. These are merely examples of some good and bad online profiles. The most important thing to remember when writing an online profile is to examine yourself. Be sure of what you want, what you do not want and what attributes you can bring to the table in order for a healthy long lasting relationship to be formed. With so many people in the world today, there is truly someone out there for everyone. You just have to have the bravery to find your perfect someone.