Create a dating profile
‘Hrm, let me chuck a few photos from Facebook on there…ah, this great old photo with five of my mates…and a couple lines about myself – something about camping, maybe?I reckon that should be enough to attract the perfect girl.’ WRONG, Cedric.Remember, the endgame here is to stick OUT from every other boring Tom, Dick, and Harry online. Sadly, when girls read words like ‘wanderlust’ in your bio, something chemical happens in their brains where they die of boredom. Cut out everything that’s too generic and that could safely apply to millions of people. Banging on about how you’re ‘sapiosexual’ suggests that you’re keen on f***ing a large brain in a jar.Never, never, never, never, never, never, EVER use the word ‘sapiosexual’ anywhere in your dating bio. Other clichés to avoid: ‘old soul, ‘outsize appetite for life’, ‘I don’t take myself too seriously’ and the always irritating ‘seeking a partner in crime.’ These clichés don’t really mean anything, as comfortable a fallback as they may be.Picture this: you’re a nice, moderately handsome man looking for love online.
Most men are completely clueless when it comes to crafting dating profiles, because they do it in a rush.Besides, how can you be so sure about your preferences? Who are these mysterious people who don’t like to travel, or try new restaurants?Relax them a little: they may be keeping you from your future wife (she’s 5’9, by the way, and dying to meet you). Who is that lone scoundrel who doesn’t enjoy ‘going out, but also staying in sometimes’? Cute girls with glasses, who you can talk about Netflix shows intelligently with. But you’re not going to find them by putting the word ‘sapiosexual’ in your profile.If you’re a girl, smiling right at the camera works best. Dating photos that show off your interests will get more responses, whether you’re browsing around a vintage market, walking in the park, or sipping a latte outside your favourite cafe.Head outdoors and make your photos full of personality so that people can imagine fitting into your life.