For a split second, you have hope

Clever profiles for online dating

Then, yesterday, I read this really great profile. Maybe you will even find this man attractive. Not really any responses but much more interest. Or you could even hire a professional photographer to ensure you get some great shots.

Sub-standard profiles will attract any man. Pick and choose the ones that work best with your interests. These are all emotions you want to evoke. Dustin and Mike are spot on. The photo gallery is the gateway.

Maybe you will

The key to your profile is to attract the ones you do want by appearing to be a happy, fun-loving person. This includes specifics about your hobbies, religious beliefs, political stance, etc. With a bit of hard work and training, anyone can create a profile that will stand out from the competition and attract the right people. If this sounds familiar, don't get too down on your luck.

The more bait you leave, the more likely men will message you without skipping to the next profile. While you may think this is a productive way to ward off unwanted suitors, all it does is make men think that you are a negative person and possibly jaded by one too many bad dates. You also seem to be implying that if a guy is a serial killer or a bank robber that he is going to list it in his profile. Smartphones have some awesome camera capabilities now, so get your best friend to take updated photos of you and help you determine what pose and background looks good.

As a rule of thumb, you are only as good as your worst picture. Show that you can be one of the guys in your profile.

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Another issue with playing it safe and trying to cast a wide net is that you force the girl to switch her screening process over to depend more heavily on superficial things like looks, height etc. Take some time to think about what you like about yourself and make that stand out in your profile.