Focusing on the positive in your online profile will help that first impression be a lasting one. Read on for ideas to keep in mind by Laurie Davis, author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating.
•Don’t use “don’t.” Remove all language that is less than optimistic, such as “never,” “not,” and “unfortunately.” Shift your profile into happier territory. For example, rather than describing what you don’t want in a partner, focus on what you do want.
•Ax the ex. Don’t bring your past into the present. For example, if you say you hate baggage, it probably means you have some—or at least, that’s how it will appear to your match. Remain future-focused.
• Write and reread. After your profile is complete, scan it for telltale signs of dating doom and gloom. Don’t be afraid to delete and inject more enthusiasm.
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