Most of the dating services have an option of posting free dating ad. They also give a lot of prompts to disclose your personality traits. When filling out your personal data, select all the boxes that apply to you. The more information you provide about yourself, the more likely someone will realize that they have something in common with you.
Most of the dating sites also give you an opportunity of describing yourself in your own words. Here is your chance to reveal your personality and sell your best traits. Provide as much information about yourself as possible, as long as it's relevant, without revealing details that are too personal. You can talk about your career, but not the employer's name. Make sure you include unique traits of your personality, something that makes you stand out from the crowd.
Avoid mentioning any kind of problems you are currently having. People are usually interested in what they will gain from dating you, rather than in the emotional baggage or personal problems you might bring into the relationship. Don't mention that you are recovering from a hard breakup or your emotional insecurity, otherwise any person, who would risk going on a date with you, will be afraid of hurting you, which will make you even more vulnerable. If you mention that you are a single woman anxious to get married in the next three months, it will scare off even those, who do want to get married, as no one wants to be pushed.
Emphasize your positive traits. If you are energetic, active, sexy, or romantic, make sure you write it in the dating ad.
Don't forget to give a nice and attractive headline to your profile. It should be short and creative to catch the reader's eye. An appropriate quote or a short summary of what has been said in your profile can make a catchy headline.
Think of your target audience. Whom do you want to attract and what traits of your personality they would be interested in? Don't be too demanding as this would scare away your potential dates. Make sure you are clear, specific, and realistic about your preferences.
Avoid using acronyms and abbreviations, as they look confusing. Use simple and effective language, and make sure you check the grammar and spelling. Remember you are selling the best quality product ? yourself.
Include decent pictures of yourself. Recent researches show that profiles with pictures attract 5-10 times more responses than those without photos. And you would not like to miss this opportunity after putting in so much effort. Some dating service can have your picture scanned for you, if you don't have scanning equipment at home.
In case you are not sure of yourself and are ready to invest in your matchmaking, you might also ask for professional assistance. You can contact an agency that specializes in creating professional dating portfolios. A trained dating profile helper will be able to assist you in finding any weak spots in your ad, before you take your profile live.