I recently broke up with someone and am looking to get back into the dating game. I signed up for an online dating service, which is going well so far I think. I want to come off as myself, only better! Do you have any tips for online profiles and maybe the best way to communicate online? – Mari
First of all, congratulations on putting yourself out there! Dating is always a big step, especially after a breakup or bad dating experience. When it comes to online dating, it’s definitely important to be true to yourself. If you’re a book warm, say that. If you love hosting parties or kayaking, include that too. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and certainly don’t feel like you need to lie about who you are and how you enjoy spending your time.
That being said, here are some specific tips to keep in mind. Don’t use slang and please, please, please always proofread. Use proper grammar. It’s perfectly acceptable to use conjunctions, but make sure you’re using complete sentences. Also, keep in mind your audience. Are you looking for someone sophisticated, with a little class and a zest for adventure? Then don’t include the words shopping or alcohol in every other sentence. Balance is key in life and in finding a partner. Good luck!